Henry Ward Beecher Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old henry ward beecher quotes, henry ward beecher sayings, and henry ward beecher proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!     

Henry Ward Beecher

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.     

Henry Ward Beecher

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.     

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.     

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week     

Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.     

Henry Ward Beecher

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!     

Henry Ward Beecher

Christmas Eve ought to be a very joyful evening to us in all its associations, in all the truths which it naturally brings to the soul.... A man's soul is to be as the heavens were on the night when the shepherds looked up and saw them full of angels as well as stars     

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

No church can be prospered in which all the ministration comes from the pulpit.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Men go shopping just as men go out fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.     

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.     

Henry Ward Beecher

You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race.     

Henry Ward Beecher

There is but one resource for innocence among men or women, and that is an embargo upon all commerce of bad men.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on.     

Henry Ward Beecher