"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a 'but'." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk." - Henry Ward Beecher

"There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause." - Henry Ward Beecher

"In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." - Henry Ward Beecher

""I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive." Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note-torn in two and burned up so that it never can be shown against one." - Henry Ward Beecher

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