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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

    Topics: Books

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

    Topics: Books, Beauty

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

    Topics: Books

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.

    Topics: Books, Community

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

    Topics: Books

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

    Topics: Books

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

    Topics: Character, Gratitude

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

    Topics: Character, Strength

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.

    Topics: Character

Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.

    Topics: Character

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.

    Topics: Character, Honesty

None love to speak so much, when the mood of speaking comes, as they who are naturally taciturn.

    Topics: Character

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