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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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"Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern." (Thurber, James - Cosmos)

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Browse Quotations by Beecher, Henry Ward

 
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Adversity)
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Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Adversity)
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All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Ambition)
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The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - America)
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If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Anger)
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Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Anger)
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The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Anger)
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The dog is the god of frolic. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Animals)
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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Appearance)
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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. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Attitude)
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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Books - Reading)
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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Books - Reading)
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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Books - Reading)
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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. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Character)
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Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. - (Beecher, Henry Ward - Charity)
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