Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American preacher, orator, writer

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Love is the river of life in the world. - Henry Ward Beecher


Repentance is another name for aspiration. - Henry Ward Beecher


Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. - Henry Ward Beecher


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher


The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. - Henry Ward Beecher


Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself. - 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


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. - Henry Ward Beecher


The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. - Henry Ward Beecher


Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise, the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things. - Henry Ward Beecher