Authors - Henry Ward Beecher
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
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
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.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
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!
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.
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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.
The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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.
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Great hopes make great men.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
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.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
The dog is the god of frolic.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.