Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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

Henry Ward Beecher in God, Tomorrow, Touch

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

Henry Ward Beecher

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.

Henry Ward Beecher

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

Henry Ward Beecher

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.

Henry Ward Beecher

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

Henry Ward Beecher

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Henry Ward Beecher

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

Henry Ward Beecher

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

Henry Ward Beecher

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

Henry Ward Beecher

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.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher