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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


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    Henry Ward Beecher on:    

Happiness is not the end of life; character is.

    Topics: Character

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.

    Topics: Character

The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad.

    Topics: Character

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

    Topics: Charity

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.

    Topics: Charity, Weakness

God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else.

    Topics: Cheerfulness, Blessings

Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety - all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. It is better than emery. Every man ought to rub himself with it.

    Topics: Cheerfulness

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

    Topics: Children, Hatred, Laughter

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

    Topics: Children

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.

    Topics: Children

The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

    Topics: Children, Animals

There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than with his children, servants and neighbors.

    Topics: Christianity

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