Authors - Henry Ward Beecher

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Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887) was a prominent Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century. - Wikipedia

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Quote 121by Anonymous on 14/12/2010

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
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    Quote 364by Anonymous on 31/12/2010

    I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
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      Quote 733by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

      It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
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        Quote 745by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

        The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
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          Quote 1133by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 2273by Anonymous on 26/01/2011

            The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
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              Quote 2668by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

              Faith is spiritualized imagination.
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                Quote 3573by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
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                  Quote 3993by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                  The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
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                    Quote 5254by Anonymous on 07/06/2011

                    It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it.
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                      Quote 5456by Anonymous on 02/07/2011

                      The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".
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                        Quote 6063by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                        Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
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                          Quote 6183by Anonymous on 15/09/2011

                          Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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                            Quote 7087by Anonymous on 21/10/2011

                            Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.
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                              Quote 7230by Anonymous on 28/10/2011

                              The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.
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                                Quote 7631by Anonymous on 06/01/2012

                                The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
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                                  Quote 8300by Anonymous on 03/05/2012

                                  Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
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                                    Quote 8589by Anonymous on 19/05/2012

                                    We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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                                      Quote 8895by Anonymous on 04/06/2012

                                      I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
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                                        Quote 9138by Anonymous on 21/06/2012

                                        A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
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                                          Quote 11782by Anonymous on 22/01/2013

                                          The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
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                                            Quote 11910by Anonymous on 30/01/2013

                                            Great hopes make great men.
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                                              Quote 11937by Anonymous on 01/02/2013

                                              Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
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                                                Quote 12075by Anonymous on 26/02/2013

                                                Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
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                                                  Quote 12130by Anonymous on 07/03/2013

                                                  We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
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                                                    Quote 12214by Anonymous on 18/03/2013

                                                    We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
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                                                      Quote 12349by Anonymous on 30/03/2013

                                                      Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
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                                                        Quote 12476by Anonymous on 19/04/2013

                                                        A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
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                                                          Quote 12516by Anonymous on 24/04/2013

                                                          Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
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                                                            Quote 12716by Anonymous on 14/05/2013

                                                            The dog is the god of frolic.
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                                                              Quote 12847by Anonymous on 27/05/2013

                                                              We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
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                                                                Quote 13052by Anonymous on 14/06/2013

                                                                The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
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                                                                  Quote 13069by Anonymous on 17/06/2013

                                                                  Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
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                                                                    Quote 13258by Anonymous on 02/07/2013

                                                                    Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
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                                                                      Quote 13418by Anonymous on 21/07/2013

                                                                      Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
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                                                                        Quote 13564by Anonymous on 03/08/2013

                                                                        Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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                                                                          Quote 13623by Anonymous on 10/08/2013

                                                                          In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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