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Henry Ward Beecher

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.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.