It’s reported that Henry Ward Beecher, the renowned clergyman, opened his mail one morning and found that one envelope contained a single sheet of paper with the word scrawled across it: “Fool.”


The next Sunday, in the course of his sermon, he referred to the letter by saying, “I have known many an instance of a man writing a letter and forgetting to sign his name.


But this is the only instance I have known of a man signing his name and forgetting to write his letter.”