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 Henry Ward Beecher - “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 - “Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Pushing any truth out very far, you are met with a counter-truth.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “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 - “Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Man is at the bottom an animal, midway a citizen, and at the top divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Happiness is not the end in life character is.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease and bring new elements of health and where free speech is stopped, miasma is bred, and death comes fast.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “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 - “. . . commerce dies the moment, and is sick in the degree in which men cannot trust each other.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “There is no such thing as preaching patience into people, unless the sermon is so long that they have to practice it while they hear.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Sorrow makes men sincere.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky.”
 Henry Ward Beecher - “Sharp men, like sharp needles, break easy, though they pierce quick.”

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