Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

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

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I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

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

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

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

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Henry Ward Beecher — quotes and aphorisms

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.

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A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

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There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

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We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

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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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