About Henry Ward Beecher:
Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
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!
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.