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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.
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The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
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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.
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Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky.
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As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.
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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 are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
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The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower?
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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.
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A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
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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.
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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
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He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
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In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness, one treads as if he carried his life in his hands.
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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.
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We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents.
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Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
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It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
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Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
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Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
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God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
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Some sorrows are but footprints in the snow, which the genial sun effaces, or, if it does not wholly efface, changes into dimples.
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A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
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A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
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Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
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A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track-an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity.
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There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
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It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stoney street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.
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Home should be the center of joy, equatorial and tropical. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Home should be the center of joy, equatorial and tropical.
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If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.
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The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
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All words are pegs to hang ideas on. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
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When there is love in the heart, there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues.
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No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.
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A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
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Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer.
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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.
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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.
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Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
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Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
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Vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but of success of any sort. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but of success of any sort.
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If there be any one whose power is in beauty, in purity, in goodness, it is a woman. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
If there be any one whose power is in beauty, in purity, in goodness, it is a woman.
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A dull axe never loves grindstones, but a keen workman does; and he puts his tool on them in order that it may be sharp. And men do not like grinding; but they are dull for the purposes which God designs to work out with them, and therefore He is grinding them.
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The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
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We never know how much one loves till we know how much he is willing to endure and suffer for us; and it is the suffering element that measures love. The characters that are great must, of necessity, be characters that shall be willing, patient and strong to endure for others. To hold our nature in the willing service of another is the divine idea of manhood, of the human character.
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A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.
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One might as well attempt to calculate mathematically the contingent forms of the tinkling bits of glass in a kaleidoscope as to look through the tube of the future and foretell its pattern.
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The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
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People may talk about the equality of the sexes! They are not equal. The silent smile of a sensible, loving woman will vanquish ten men.
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The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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Love is the river of life in this world. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Love is the river of life in this world.
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Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.
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Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
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It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
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The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
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If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
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The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
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I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
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There is a power in the human mind ... to see things as they are ... but there is equally a power to see things as they might be.
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The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
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A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.
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Our government is built upon the vote. But votes that are purchasable are quicksands, and a government built on them stands upon corruption and revolution.
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The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
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Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him.
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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
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It is not what we read, but what we remember, that makes us learned. It is not what we intend, but what we do that makes us useful. It is not a few faint wishes, but a life long struggle, that makes us valiant.
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To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
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That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
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Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
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To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
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A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
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A cunning man overreaches no one half as much as himself. - Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
A cunning man overreaches no one half as much as himself.
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