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There are multitudes of persons whose idea of liberty is the right to do what they please, instead of the right of doing that which is lawful and best.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

The poor man with industry is happier than the rich man in idleness.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the germs of disease, and bring new elements of health.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Make men large and strong, and tyranny will bankrupt itself in making shackles for them.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Newspapers are the schoolmasters of the common people.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Riches are not an end of life but an instrument of life.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A man can no more make money suddenly and largely, and be unharmed by it, than one could suddenly grow from a child's stature to a man's without harm.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Newspapers are to the body politic what arteries are to the human body, their function being to carry blood and sustenance and repair to every part of the body.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Money in the hands of one or two men is like a dungheap in a barnyard. So long as it lies in a mass, it does no good; but, if it is only spread out evenly on the land, everything will grow.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

As the cream abandons the milk from which it took its life, and rises to the top and rides there, so men, because they are richer than those around about them, separate themselves, and all mankind below them they regard as skim milk.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

It is necessary, if one would read aright, that he should read at least two newspapers, representing both sides of important subjects.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Wealth held by a class and used ambitiously becomes as despotic as an absolute monarchy, and has in its hands manners, customs, laws, institutions, and governments themselves.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Life is full of amusement to an amusing man.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Poverty is very good in poems ... in maxims and in sermons, but it is very bad in practical life.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Wealth in activity--capital with all its friction--is far safer than invested wealth lying dead.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A book is a garden; a book is an orchard; a book is a storehouse; a book is a party. It is company by the way; it is a counselor; it is a multitude of counselors.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A Christianity which will not help those who are struggling from the bottom to the top of society, needs another Christ to die for it.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Poverty is never by the grace of God in the estimation of a New-Englander. It comes to him by post from the other direction.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Every city should make the common school so rich, so large, so ample, so beautiful in its endowments, and so fruitful in its results, that a private school will not be able to live under the drip of it.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

The two poorest men in the world are buckled together at the opposite sides of the circle. The man who has so much money that he does not know what to do with it and the man who has no money at all touch each other, as you will find; and one is about as poor as the other.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A people uneducated is like an iron mountain whose ore is unwrought.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A childless man is like a loose engine in a ship. A man must be bolted and screwed to the community before he can work well for its advancement; and there are no such screws and bolts as children.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

There is in youth a purity of character which, when once touched and defiled, can never be restored; a fringe more delicate than frost-work, and which, when torn and broken, can never be re-embroidered.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Home should be an oratorio of the memory, singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old remembered joy.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others, seeking one another's good, and bearing one another's burdens.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

There is not on earth so base a knave as the man who wins the love of a woman when he knows that he cannot or ought not to requite it.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A man never has good luck who has a bad wife.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Birds finish the nest with their own breast, so it is the bosom that makes the home, and not the bill or the claw.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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