Words of Note

An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful before all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive.

Henry Ward Beecher

19th-century American clergyman and social reformer

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From 'Eyes and Ears' (1863)

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