Increase Mather

Puritan minister, academic, activist

Increase Mather (21 June 163923 August 1723) was a religious leader and educator in colonial New England.

It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.

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  • It were better that Ten Suspected Witches should escape, than that one Innocent Person should be Condemned.
  • Drink is in itself a good creature of God, but the abuse of drink is from Satan.
    • As quoted in The Truth About Alcohol (2005) by Barry Youngerman and Mark J. Kittleson, p. 129.

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