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Henry Ward Beecher
1813 - 1887

American clergyman and orator, long-time pastor of the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York, abolitionist and supporter of women's suffrage, author of A Tale of Village Life in New England and other works

Happiness is not the end of life, character is.

1858 - from Life Thoughts
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

1887 - from Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
Ignorance is the womb of monsters.

Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.