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A person without a sense of humor
by Henry Ward Beecher

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore;
So much the better,
you may laugh the more.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Children are unpredictable.
You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
- 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

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is
that one comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't.
- 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

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

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.
There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- 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

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

You have come into a hard world.
I know of only one easy place in it,
and that is the grave.
- 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

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The soul without imagination is what an observatory
would be without a telescope.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Law represents the effort of man to organize society;
governments,
the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

Now comes the mystery.
- Henry Ward Beecher

All men are tempted.
There is no man that lives that can't be broken down,
provided it is the right temptation,
put in the right spot.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing
else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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


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