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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.

    Topics: Reasoning

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.

    Topics: Romance, Youth, Discipline

I call the New Testament the Book of Joy. There is nowhere in the world another book that is pervaded with such a spirit of exhilaration.

    Topics: Scripture, Joy

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

    Topics: Selfishness, Government, Liberty

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

    Topics: Selfishness

No man is more cheated than the selfish man.

    Topics: Selfishness

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

    Topics: Service

If there's a job to be done, I always ask the busiest men in my parish to take it on and it gets done.

    Topics: Service

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.

    Topics: Success, Disappointment

Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

    Topics: Success

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

    Topics: Success, Reasoning

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

    Topics: Success

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