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...up a sect of the eyes, and another sect of the nose, a sect of the hand, and a sect of the foot, and all of them should agree but in the one thing of forgetting that there was a living spirit behind the features more important than them all, they would too much resemble the schools and cliques of Christians; for the spirit of Christ is the great essential truth; doctrines are but the features of the face, and ordinances but the hands and feet."
Here are some separate maxims:--
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk."
"The mother's heart is the child's school-room."
"They are not reformers who simply abhor evil. Such men become in the end abhorrent themselves."
"There are many troubles which you can't cure by the Bible and the Hymn-book, but which you can cure by a good perspiration and a breath of fresh air."
"The most dangerous infidelity of the day is the infidelity of rich and orthodox churches."
"The fact that a nation is growing is God's own charter of change."
"There is no class... Beecher, Henry Ward
Source: HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts, ed. Edna Dean Proctor, p. 64 . · Excerpt from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 7, May, 1858 · This quote is about prayer · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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