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HENRY WARD BEECHER
American Congregational clergyman, religious writer and reformer
(1813 - 1887)
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The morbid states of health, the irritableness of disposition arising from unstrung nerves, the impatience, the crossness, the fault-finding of men, who, full of morbid influences, are unhappy themselves, and throw the cloud of their troubles like a dark shadow upon others, teach us what eminent duty there is in health.
      - [Health]

The more sincere we are in our belief, as a rule, the less demonstrative we are.
      - [Belief]

The most efficacious secular book that ever was published in America is the newspaper.
      - [Newspapers]

The most miserable pettifogging in the world is that of a man in the court of his own consciences.
      - [Conscience]

The mother grace of all the graces is Christian good-will.
      - [Grace]

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
      - [Mothers]

The mystery of history is an insoluble problem.
      - [History]

The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than uncounted millions of gold.
      - [Newspapers]

The pen is the tongue of the hand; a silent utterer of words for the eye.
      - [Authorship]

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
      - [Philosophy]

The rarest feeling that ever lights a human face is the contentment of a loving soul.
      - [Contentment]

The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them.
      - [Vice]

The religion that fosters intolerance needs another Christ to die for it.
      - [Toleration]

The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it.
      - [Soul]

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
      - [Imagination]

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
      - [Sun]

The superfluous blossoms on a fruit tree are meant to symbolize the large way God loves to do pleasant things.
      - [Bounty]

The tidal wave of God's providence is carrying liberty throughout the globe.
      - [Liberty]

The truest self-respect is not to think of self.
      - [Self-respect]

The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. Thus they become, as in the ancient fable, the harnessed steeds which bear the chariot of the sun.
      - [Passion]

The word of God tends to make large-minded noble-minded men.
      - [Bible]

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
      - [Heroes]

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.
      - [Prison]

The worst thing in the world, next to anarchy, is government.
      - [Government]

Theology is but a science of applied to God. As schools change theology must necessarily change. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas of truth are not. Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.
      - [Theology]


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