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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

    Topics: Humorous

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

    Topics: Humorous

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.

    Topics: Hypocrisy, Friendship

You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.

    Topics: Ignorance

The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.

    Topics: Joy

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.

    Topics: Life, Choices

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.

    Topics: Life

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.

    Topics: Life, Joy

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.

    Topics: Life

Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects.

    Topics: Life, Change

Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a men were obliged to run down all the innuendos, inveracities, insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.

    Topics: Life

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