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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

(1813-1887), American Preacher, Orator, Writer

A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.

Category: Character

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.

Category: Charity

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

Category: Christians And Christianity

The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.

Category: Christians And Christianity

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

Category: Churches

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.

Category: Class

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

Category: Common Sense

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.

Category: Conservatives

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Category: Critics And Criticism

That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.

Category: Culture

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.

Category: Cynics And Cynicism

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

Category: Danger

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.

Category: Death And Dying

Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;

Category: Death And Dying

Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.

Category: Debt