Famous Quotes from ...

Henry Ward Beecher

  • Love is the river of life in the world.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Every one has conscience enough to hate; few have religion enough to love... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • 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.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • There is no slave out of heaven like a loving woman; and, of all loving women, there is no such slave as a mother... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • By Labor the North has subdued Nature, changed a parsimonious soil to fertility, built dwellings for almost her whole population, raised the school-house, established the Church, encircled the globe with her ships, and made her books and her papers to be as blades of grass and as leave of the Summer for number. But in the South, labor, a badge of shame, is the father of misery. The slave labors, but with no cheerit is not the road to respectability, it will honor him with no citizens trust, it brings no bread to his family, no grain to his garner, no leisure in after-days, no books or papers to his children. It opens no school-house door, builds no church, rears for him no factory, lays no keel, fills no bank, earns no acres. With sweat and toil and ignorance he consumes his life, to pour the earnings into channels from which he does no drink, into hands that never honor him. But perpetually rob and often torment.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?... Henry Ward Beecher {view}
  • 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.... Henry Ward Beecher {view}