"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Henry Ward Beecher on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Henry Ward Beecher on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Henry Ward Beecher on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Henry Ward Beecher on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Henry Ward Beecher on Ernest Hemingway
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments."
"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."