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It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Henry Ward Beecher

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Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher

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No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself. Henry Ward Beecher

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Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

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To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. Henry Ward Beecher

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Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher

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The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way. Henry Ward Beecher

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Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged. Henry Ward Beecher

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

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Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. Henry Ward Beecher

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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Henry Ward Beecher

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Suffering is part of the divine idea. Henry Ward Beecher

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Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. Henry Ward Beecher

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The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. Henry Ward Beecher

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When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. Henry Ward Beecher

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The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world. Henry Ward Beecher

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The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes. Henry Ward Beecher

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The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher

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We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher

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Theology is a science of mind applied to God. Henry Ward Beecher

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The most dangerous people are the ignorant. Henry Ward Beecher

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It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher

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Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. Henry Ward Beecher

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Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher

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It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices Henry Ward Beecher

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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher

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A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself. Henry Ward Beecher

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No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. Henry Ward Beecher

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No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. Henry Ward Beecher

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I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything. Henry Ward Beecher

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To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. Henry Ward Beecher

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Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. Henry Ward Beecher

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The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. Henry Ward Beecher

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That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all. Henry Ward Beecher

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The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. Henry Ward Beecher

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Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks. Henry Ward Beecher

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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher

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We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. Henry Ward Beecher

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Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher

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A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow. Henry Ward Beecher

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The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. Henry Ward Beecher

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God's providence is on the side of clear heads. Henry Ward Beecher

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There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. Henry Ward Beecher

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All words are pegs to hang ideas on. Henry Ward Beecher

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The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a But. Henry Ward Beecher

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

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Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. Henry Ward Beecher

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A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an ax? And affairs that had not grit in them, how long would they take to make a man? Henry Ward Beecher

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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. Henry Ward Beecher

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Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him. Henry Ward Beecher