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All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Man
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A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Good
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God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

Henry Ward Beecher

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The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Good
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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

Henry Ward Beecher

   Life
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Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Smile
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Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

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The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   God
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What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Mother
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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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A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   Man
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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

Henry Ward Beecher

   Success
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What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

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Henry Ward Beecher

   Best
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You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.

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You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.

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Henry Ward Beecher

   Community
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Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

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Henry Ward Beecher

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

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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

Henry Ward Beecher

   Nature
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Theology is a science of mind applied to God.

Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

   God