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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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The mother's heart is the child's classroom.

    Topics: Mothers, Children

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.

    Topics: Patience, Pain, Illness

A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him.

    Topics: Patience, Providence

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

    Topics: Perseverance

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.

    Topics: Perseverance

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

    Topics: Perseverance

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

    Topics: Perseverance, Patience, Trials

Any man can work when every stroke of his hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement... that requires a heroism which is transcendent.

    Topics: Perseverance, Work

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.

    Topics: Perseverance, Victory

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

    Topics: Philosophy

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.

    Topics: Philosophy, Youth

Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.

    Topics: Philosophy

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