80 Henry Ward Beecher Quotes From The Minister And Social Reformer

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Born on 24  June, 1813, Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist, a social reformer and speaker whose support for the abolition of slavery is well known today.

Henry Ward Beecher was an exceptional orator. His voice about social concern made him one of the most influential Protestant spokespeople of his time.

Henry Ward Beecher died on 8 March, 1887. Beecher’s many works include 'Evolution And Religion', 'Life Of Jesus The Christ', 'Yale Lectures On Preaching', and a novel, 'Norwood: A Tale Of Village Life In New England'. Henry Ward Beecher quotes about life, Henry Ward Beecher quotes about motivation, Henry Ward Beecher quotes hold yourself, are much appreciated by all. Given below is a list of some of the best Henry Ward Beecher quotes.

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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes Roots And Wings

Henry Ward Beecher quotes are inspirational.

Henry Ward Beecher through out his life fought for the abolition of slavery. The following is a list of his most famous quotes about roots and wings.

1. "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

2. "The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

3. "When laws, customs, or institutions cease to be beneficial to man, they cease to be obligatory."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

4." We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

5. "All words are pegs to hang ideas on."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

6." What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

7. "A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

8. "Our life is in the loom; it rolls up and is hidden as fast as it is woven. It is to be taken out of the loom only when we leave this world; then only shall we see the pattern."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

9. "The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

10."The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

11."That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

12.  “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

13. "Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

14. "Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

15. "There is so much that is deaf and dumb in man, and so much that is paralyzed, so much that is shrunken, that nothing short of a miraculous touch of re-creation can make them at death perfect beings."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

16. "The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

17.  "Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

18. "It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

19. “Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

20.“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes About Love

Henry Ward Beecher quotes are affectionate.

Henry Ward Beecher was always considered to be an emotional and sensual man who believed in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Given below are some Ward Beecher quotes about love.

21. "That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

22. "Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

23. "Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

24. "Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

25. "It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

26.“No man is more cheated than the selfish man.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

27. "There is no friendship, no love, like that of the mother for the child."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

28. "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

29. "The soul is often hungrier than the body, and no shops can sell it food."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

30. "We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

31. "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

32. “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

33. "Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

34. "It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

35. "Love is the river of life in the world."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

36. "The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

37. "Faith is a recognition of those things which are above the senses."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

38. "The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

39. “Alas! Where is human nature so weak as in the book-store?”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

40. "What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."

- Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes On God

(Henry Ward Beecher quotes are religious.)

Henry Ward Beecher was an ardent believer of God and His love. The following is a list of Henry Ward Beecher quotes about God and his faith in Him.

41. "If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

42. "Suffering is part of the divine idea."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

43." It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

44. "No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

45 ".It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

46."A man that does not know how to shaken to his heart’s core with indignation over things evil, is either a fungus or a wicked man."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

47. "Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

48."God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not a choice. You must take it. The only question is how."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

49. "The dog is the god of frolic."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

50. "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

51. "God sends experience to paint men's portraits."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

52. "A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

53. "Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

54. "Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

55.  "The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

56. "Storms purify the atmosphere."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

57. "Truth is the bread of a noble manhood."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

58. " The first hour of the morning, is the rudder of the day."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

59."Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

60." When God wanted sponges and oysters He made them and put one on a rock and the other in the mud."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

Motivational Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

(Henry Ward Beecher quotes are motivating.)

All throughout his life, Henry Ward Beecher wanted to motivate others to follow the right path in life. Henry Ward Beecher believed in not judging people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher believed the art of being happy lies in the power of motivating others. Given below are some Henry Ward Beecher quotes about motivation.

61. "When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

62. "Genius is a steed too fiery for the plow or cart."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

63. "A man in the right, with God on his side, is in the majority, though he be alone, for God is multitudinous above all populations of the earth."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

64. "The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

65. " Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

66. "A cunning man overreaches no one half so much as himself."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

67. "Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

68. "The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

69. "There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

70. "Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully, is what history makes haste to record. "

- Henry Ward Beecher.

71. "Theology is a science of mind applied to God."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

72. "Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

73. "No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is in the heart that makes a man rich."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

74. "You are called to be an eagle, and to fly sun to sun, over continents."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

75. "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

76. "Repentance is the turning of the soul from the way of midnight to the point of the coming sun."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

77. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

78. "Fear secretes acids."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

79. "There is a power in the human mind… to see things as they are… but there is equally a power to see things as they might be."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

80. "The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

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