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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

    Topics: Success, Excellence

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.

    Topics: Success

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

    Topics: Suffering, Joy

Suffering is part of the divine idea.

    Topics: Suffering

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

    Topics: Suffering

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

    Topics: Suffering, Illness

The elect are whosoever will, and the non-elect, whosoever won't.

    Topics: Surrender

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

    Topics: Temptation, Men

Sink the Bible to the bottom of the ocean, and still man's obligations to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and guide would be gone; the same voyage to make, but his chart and compass would be overboard!

    Topics: The Bible

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

    Topics: The Heart, Wealth

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.

    Topics: Theology

No physician ever weighed out medicine to his patients with half so much care and exactness as God weighs out to us every trial. Not one grain too much does He ever permit to be put in the scale.

    Topics: Trials

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