Henry Ward Beecher
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
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.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
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.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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.