Henry Ward Beecher
(1813-1887) American Preacher, Orator, Writer
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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is: that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences.
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.