Henry Ward Beecher


Pride slays thanksgiving, but an 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.

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of the voyage.

Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887)

On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans; on that, children; on this side, captives; on that, free men.