Pithy gems from H.W. Beecher, 1813-1887

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common everyday things.

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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 the rocks!

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No physician ever weighed out medicine to his patients with half so much care and exactness, as God weighs out to us every trial. Not one grain too much does He ever permit to be put in the scale!

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In the family, happiness is in the proportion in which each is serving the others, seeking one another's good, and bearing one another's burdens.