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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

    Topics: Forgiveness

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

    Topics: Friendship

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.

    Topics: Friendship, Laughter

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

    Topics: Friendship, Laughter

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

    Topics: Friendship

There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave.

    Topics: Giving

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

    Topics: God

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

    Topics: God, Mothers, Forgiveness

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.

    Topics: God

We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.

    Topics: God

There are a hundred men hacking at the branches of evil to every one who is striking at the roots of evil.

    Topics: Good and Evil

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.

    Topics: Government

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