The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".

Henry Ward Beecher

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Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial (see below).

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