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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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

''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''

Category: Forgiveness

True obedience is true freedom.

Category: Freedom

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.

Category: Genius

There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave.

Category: Giving

He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.

Category: Gossip

The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

Category: Government

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.

Category: Grace

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

Category: Gratitude

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Category: Gratitude

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

Category: Gratitude

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

Category: Hatred

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

Category: Health

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.

Category: Heart

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

Category: Heaven