Henry Ward Beecher was a Congregationalist clergyman, author, public speaker and social activist, from the U.S, who lived in the 19th century and is particularly well known for his vocal support for abolition of slavery. His father, Lyman Beecher was a widely admired evangelist and Henry Ward Beecher followed in his footsteps after graduating from the Lane Theological Seminary. Beecher was however, most well-known and admired for his stand on slavery and his calls for abolition of the practice was extremely well argued in an article titled ‘Shall we Compromise’. In fact, his thoughts and oratory skills were so well developed that Abraham Lincoln sent him on a speaking tour to countries in Europe in order to argue the case against slavery. In addition to his views on slavery, Beecher also became a key member of the women’s suffrage movement and eventually went on to head the American Women Suffrage Association. Beecher was also an accomplished writer and editor, who published a number of books, articles, and essays. He also edited the periodical named ‘The Independent’ for a while. Needless to say, Henry Ward Beecher was one of the most influential men of his time and a great orator. Henry Ward Beecher delivered many speeches and his quotes have been excerpted from all his speeches, writings and lectures. Read on the collection of quotations and sayings by Henry Ward Beecher on quarrel, selfishness, sanity, death, heaven, paradise, life, inspiration, judgment and discipline.