Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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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. Wikipedia

Born: June 24, 1813, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 8, 1887, Brooklyn, New York, United States

It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.

— Henry Ward Beecher

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

— Henry Ward Beecher