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.'

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas. Henry Ward Beecher
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstance; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and past. Henry Ward Beecher
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself. Henry Ward Beecher
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or 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
When there is love in the heart, there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues. Henry Ward Beecher
Love is the river of life in this world. Henry Ward Beecher
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade. Henry Ward Beecher
A bird in a cage is not half a bird. Henry Ward Beecher
Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher
Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of your favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude! Henry Ward Beecher
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. Henry Ward Beecher
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Ward Beecher
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher
God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. Henry Ward Beecher
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Henry Ward Beecher
No man is more cheated than the selfish man. Henry Ward Beecher
Selfish prosperity makes a man a vortex rather than a fountain; instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in. Henry Ward Beecher
Selfish man, who does not want to be selfish - that aspiration for something better, is of God. Worldly man, conscious of spiritual things - that consciousness is of God. 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 mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher
God is himself a vast medicine for man. It is the heart of God that carries restoration, inspiration, aspiration, and final victory. Henry Ward Beecher
It is the infinite, overflowing, swelling impulse of the Divine nature to cure souls of their diseases; to augment that which is good in them; to develop them; to equip them; to perfect them. Henry Ward Beecher
If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows. Henry Ward Beecher
We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents. Henry Ward Beecher
When God thought of mother, he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty was the conception. Henry Ward Beecher
The dog was created especially for children. Henry Ward Beecher
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. 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