Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

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

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

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.

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.