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.'

A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man? Henry Ward Beecher
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Henry Ward Beecher
The meanest thing in the world is the devil. Henry Ward Beecher
To array, a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. Henry Ward Beecher
No one thing does human life more need than a kind consideration of the faults of others. Every one sins; everyone needs forbearance. Our own imperfections should teach us to be merciful. Henry Ward Beecher
Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health. Henry Ward Beecher
The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Henry Ward Beecher
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. Henry Ward Beecher
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. 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
The difference between and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. Henry Ward Beecher
The methods by which men have met and conquered trouble, or been slain by it, are the same in every age. Some have floated on the sea, and trouble carried them on its surface as the sea carries cork. Some have sunk at once to the bottom as foundering ships sink. Some have run away from their own thoughts. Some have coiled themselves up into a stoical indifference. Some have braved the trouble, and defied it. Some have carried it as a tree does a wound, until by new wood it can overgrow and cover the old rash. Henry Ward Beecher
The pen is the tongue of the hand; a silent utterer of words for the eye. Henry Ward Beecher
If a man cannot be a Christian where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. Henry Ward Beecher
He is divinely favoured who may trace a silver vein in all the affairs of life, see sparkles of light in the gloomiest scenes, and absolute radiance in those which are bright. Henry Ward Beecher
There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week. Henry Ward Beecher
A reputation for good judgment for fair dealing for truth and for rectitude is itself a fortune. Henry Ward Beecher
The rarest feeling that ever lights the human face is the contentment of a loving soul. Henry Ward Beecher
We only see in a lifetime a dozen faces marked with the peace of a contented spirit. Henry Ward Beecher
A smile is the color which love wears, and cheerfulness, and joy— these three. It is the light in the window of the face, by which the heart signifies to father, husband, or friend, that it is at home and waiting. Henry Ward Beecher
It is the passions that wear—the appetites that grind out the force of life. Excitement in the higher realm of thought and feeling does not wear out or waste men. The moral sentiments nourish and feed us. Henry Ward Beecher
I can forgive, but I cannot forget,' is only another way of saying, 'I will not forgive. 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
Men best successes come after their disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher
Clothes and manners do not make the man but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. Henry Ward Beecher
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher