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Henry Ward Beecher quotes

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

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.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

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