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Henry Ward Beecher
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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