Henry Ward Beecher - Page 2

You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Success is full of promise till a man gets it; and then it is last year’s nest from which the birds have flown.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the river of life in the world.
– Henry Ward Beecher

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
– Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
– Henry Ward Beecher

No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels,if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets.
– Henry Ward Beecher

No man is more cheated than a selfish man.
– Henry Ward Beecher

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
– Henry Ward Beecher

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
– Henry Ward Beecher

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.
– Henry Ward Beecher

To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
– Henry Ward Beecher

I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Repentance is another name for aspiration.
– Henry Ward Beecher

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.
– Henry Ward Beecher

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
– Henry Ward Beecher

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.
– Henry Ward Beecher