Zitat des Tages von Henry Ward Beecher:
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
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.
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.
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
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.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Now comes the mystery.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Suffering is part of the divine idea.
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.