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Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)
US abolitionist & clergyman [more author details]
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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Henry Ward Beecher
Do not be afraid of defeat. you are never so near victory as when defeated in a good cause
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Henry Ward Beecher
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
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Henry Ward Beecher
It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it.
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Henry Ward Beecher
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
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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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Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
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Henry Ward Beecher
The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.
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Henry Ward Beecher
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".
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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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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
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Henry Ward Beecher
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
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Henry Ward Beecher
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
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Henry Ward Beecher, "Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit", 1887
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will; and the other from a strong won't.
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Henry Ward Beecher, Seven Lectures to a Young Man, 1844

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