Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
– Henry Ward Beecher
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
– Henry Ward Beecher
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Now comes the mystery.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Pushing any truth out very far, you are met by a counter-truth.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Suffering is part of the divine idea.
– Henry Ward Beecher