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The most important thing a father
by Henry Ward Beecher

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Related topics: Family Relationship

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher PHOTO

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

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

 

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- 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

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

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Good nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom,
but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy,
is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Suffering is part of the divine idea.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.
- 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

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting
happiness from common things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is,
he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
- 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

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

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven,
it is the beating of a loving heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A proud man is seldom a grateful man,
for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

The humblest individual exerts some influence,
either for good or evil, upon others.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly;
more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet,
than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is not what we take up, but what we give up,
that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is the heart that makes a man rich.
He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge
in respect to what is going on in a state or community
than the editorial columns are.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others,
but never excuses himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We steal if we touch tomorrow.
It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It's not the work which kills people,
it's the worry.
It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
- Henry Ward Beecher

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today,
enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put
himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The moment an ill can be patiently handled,
it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
- Henry Ward Beecher

There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent
and universal as that of hatred.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The dog was created specially for children.
He is a god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward
on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
- 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

Now comes the mystery.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You cannot sift out the poor from the community.
The poor are indispensable to the rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To become an able and successful man in any profession,
three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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


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