Talk:Henry Ward Beecher

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  • It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery but the friction.
  • Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven
  • Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
  • Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money...
  • 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.
  • He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own
  • It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
  • 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.
  • Now comes the mystery.
    • Last words
  • The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
  • The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race.
  • To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
  • What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the coffin.
  • Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
  • Words are pegs to hang ideas on.
  • No emotion, any more than a wave, can long retain it's own individual form.
  • The first hour is the rudder of the day — the Golden Hour.
  • Good-humor makes all things tolerable.