Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Sorrow makes men sincere.

Oh, ye infidel philosophers, teach me how to find joy in sorrow, strength in weakness, and light in darkest days; how to bear buffeting and scorn; how to welcome death, and to pass through it into the sphere of life, and this not for me only, but for the whole world that groans and travails […]

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.

We will never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. When we first bend over the cradle of our own child, God throws back the temple door, and reveals to us the sacredness and mystery of a father’s and a mother’s love to ourselves. And in later years, when they have gone […]

There is nothing that makes more cowards and feeble men than public opinion.

Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is is almost omnipotent.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who posses it.

Now comes the mystery. (last words)

A tool is but an extension of a man’s hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well being of man-kind.