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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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

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

A church debt is the devil's salary.

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

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

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

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

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

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

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.

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

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

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

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

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

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

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

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