Transcendent Heroism

Anyone can work when every stroke of their hand brings down the fruit rattling from the tree to the ground; but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of truth…that requires a heroism which is transcendent.

—Henry Ward Beecher (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) on engraving from 1873. American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery. Engraved by unknown artist and published in ”Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies,” USA,1873.