Henry Ward Beecher
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
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.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
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.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
You're only lonely if you're not there for you.
I'm all about change, and I know things are going to move forward in life, and that's just how it goes.
You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future.