“There are more quarrels smothered
by just shutting your mouth,
and holding it shut,
than by all the wisdom in the world.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
*Henry Ward Beecher
Born June 24, 1813 Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Died March 8, 1887 (aged 73) Brooklyn, New York
A prominent, Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.