Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
– Henry Ward Beecher
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.
– Henry Ward Beecher
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
– Henry Ward Beecher
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
– Henry Ward Beecher
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
– Henry Ward Beecher
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
– Henry Ward Beecher
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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
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