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


  2. There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.


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


  4. See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.




  5. The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way.


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


  7. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.


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


  9. No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.


  10. Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.


  11. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.


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


  13. Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.


  14. Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.


  15. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.


  16. The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.


  17. He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

    • leadership

  18. The most dangerous people are the ignorant.


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


  20. I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.


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


  22. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

    • reading

  23. Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.


  24. The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.


  25. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

    • gratitude

  26. A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

    • reading

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


  28. To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.


  29. Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.


  30. It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.



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What are the best love quotes by Henry Ward Beecher?


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

    • love

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


    Love is the river of life in the world.

    • love

    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.

    • love

    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.


    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.

    • love

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What are the best success quotes by Henry Ward Beecher?


    Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

    • success

    Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

    • success

    To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

    • success

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


    The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.


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What are the best anger quotes by Henry Ward Beecher?


    Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.

    • anger

    Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

    • anger

    If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.

    • anger

    The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.

    • anger

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


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What are the best heaven quotes by Henry Ward Beecher?


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


    Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.


    Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.


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


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What are the best gratitude quotes by Henry Ward Beecher?


    Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

    • gratitude

    A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

    • gratitude

    Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

    • gratitude

    Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

    • gratitude

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


Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.


Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.


Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

  • success



In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.


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

  • parenting

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

  • success

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.


Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.


Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.


All words are pegs to hang ideas on.


The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.


Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.


The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.


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


There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave.


He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.


I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.


Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.


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


We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.


True obedience is true freedom.


Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

  • gratitude

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.


God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

  • forgiveness

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.


Theology is a science of mind applied to God.


God's providence is on the side of clear heads.


The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.


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


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


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

  • christianity

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.


A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.


The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.

  • family

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.


Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

  • defeat

Love is the river of life in the world.

  • love

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.


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

  • heaven

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


Repentance is another name for aspiration.

  • forgiveness

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.


The dog is the god of frolic.


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

  • forgiveness

A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows.


Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.


Faith is spiritualized imagination.

  • faith

Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.


The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.


Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us.

  • adversity

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

  • leadership

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.


Now comes the mystery.


Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.

  • enthusiasm

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

  • anger

Victories are easy and cheap. The only victories worth anything are those achieved through hard work and dedication.


Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.


To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.


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


Suffering is part of the divine idea.


God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.


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


The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a But.


Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.

  • religion

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.

  • death

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


In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.


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.


What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.


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!


The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

  • ability

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.


I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

  • forgiveness

A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.


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


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


The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.


Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.


We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. -


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.

  • children

Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;

  • death

A church debt is the devil's salary.


Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.


A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man?

  • time

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

  • angry

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

  • gratitude

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


The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.


Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.


The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.


A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all.

  • coffee

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


Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

  • inspirational

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


It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices


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.


This world is not a platform where you will hear Thalberg-piano-playing. It is a piano manufactory, where are dust and shavings and boards, and saws and files and rasps and sandpapers. The perfect instrument and the music will be hereafter.


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.

  • bear

Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.


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.

  • love

In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.

  • work

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.


All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.


I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.


You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.


Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.


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


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

  • religion

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

  • coming

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.

  • anger

Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men.

  • forgiveness

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.


No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.


A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.


No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.


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.

  • love

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.

  • friends

Morality is character and conduct such as is required by the circle or community in which the man's life happens to be placed. It shows how much good men require of us.


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


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