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Henry Ward Beecher
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Variant: "Excuse everybody else, but never yourself. [...] Hold yourself up to the highest conduct, always everywhere" - "Sermons by Henry Ward Beecher, No. 1 - Strength According to the Days" (1864), p. 67 - "Christian Heroism"


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Henry Ward Beecher
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Born: June 24, 1813

Died: March 8, 1887 (aged 73)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Clergyman, abolitionist

Bio: Henry Ward Beecher was 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.

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In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.

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