Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

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. Storms purify the atmosphere.

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Now comes the mystery! (last words)

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

Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.

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

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

Men's best successes come after their disappointments.

It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries in life.

Well married, a man is winged - ill-matched, he is shackled.

There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.

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

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.

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