clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery
trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.
Born in Litchfield
, Henry was the eighth of thirteen children born to Lyman Beecher
, a Presbyterian
preacher from Boston
. His mother, Roxana Foote, died when Henry was three.
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
It is not well for a man to pray, cream; and live skim milk.
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes — openly bad and secretly bad.
Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.
Any law that takes hold of a man’s daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.
The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.
When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion.
The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.