"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Henry Ward Beecher on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Henry Ward Beecher on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Henry Ward Beecher on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Henry Ward Beecher on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Henry Ward Beecher on Dalai Lama
"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."