Henry Ward Beecher Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Henry Ward Beecher quotes, Henry Ward Beecher sayings, and Henry Ward Beecher proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged. Henry Ward Beecher
Theology is a science of mind applied to God. Henry Ward Beecher
The truest self-respect is not to think of self. Henry Ward Beecher
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well being of mankind. Henry Ward Beecher
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. Henry Ward Beecher
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. Henry Ward Beecher
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence. Henry Ward Beecher
A cunning man overreaches no one half so much as himself. Henry Ward Beecher
Troubles come to us like mire and filth; but, when mingled with the soil, they change to flower and fruit. Henry Ward Beecher
The mischiefs of anarchy have been equaled by the mischiefs of government. Henry Ward Beecher
The fugitive, brief, though intense satisfactions that come to the nerves through the appetite and passions are not the foundations of joy in this world: they come with a moment's flash, and are disastrous in their flight. Henry Ward Beecher
Pain is God's midwife, that helps some virtue into existence. Henry Ward Beecher
This world is magnificent for strangers and pilgrims, but miserable for residents. Henry Ward Beecher
It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement. Henry Ward Beecher
Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles. Henry Ward Beecher
Indifference in religion is more fatal than skepticism. There is no pulse in indifference; skepticism may have warm blood Henry Ward Beecher
The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than uncounted millions of gold. Henry Ward Beecher
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich. Henry Ward Beecher
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher
The mischiefs of anarchy have been equaled by the mischiefs of government. Henry Ward Beecher
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. Henry Ward Beecher
Heaven answers with us the same purpose that the tuning-fork does with musicians. Our affections, the whole orchestra of them, are apt to get below the concert-pitch; and we take heaven to tune our hearts by. Henry Ward Beecher
There is no such thing as preaching patience into people, unless the sermon is so long that they have to practise it while they hear. Henry Ward Beecher
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. Henry Ward Beecher
A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on. Henry Ward Beecher
Downright admonition, as a rule, is too blunt for the recipient. Henry Ward Beecher
‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind. Henry Ward Beecher
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. Henry Ward Beecher
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself. Henry Ward Beecher