Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

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!
– Henry Ward Beecher
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
– Henry Ward Beecher
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
– Henry Ward Beecher
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
– Henry Ward Beecher
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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.
– Henry Ward Beecher
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
– Henry Ward Beecher
You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
– Henry Ward Beecher