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 Henry Ward Beecher - “We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. -”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Conscience is the frame of character, and love is the covering for it”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Every one has conscience enough to hate few have religion enough to love”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.”
 Catharine Esther Beecher - “As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “God's providence is on the side of clear heads”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes”
 Catharine Beecher - “To open avenues to political place and power for all classes of women would cause the humble labors of the family and school to be still more undervalued and shunned.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “That for so many work is not a conscious choice but something that happens ... work is not the curse, drudgery is.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens on this side, orphans on that, children on this side, captives on that, free men.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.”
 Catharine Beecher - “How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine, the highest earthly felicity, was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distress ourselves before they come, as to how we shall avert them if they ever do come, we lose our proper trustfulness in God. When we torment ourselves with imaginary dangers, or trials, or reverses, we have already parted with that perfect love which casteth out fear.”
 Catharine Esther Beecher - “The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “To spend several days in a friend's house and hunger for something to read, while you are treading on costly carpets, and sitting upon luxurious chairs and sleeping upon down, is as if one were bribing your body for the sake of cheating your mind”

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