Martin Farquhar Tupper — English Writer died on December 30, 1889

Martin Farquhar Tupper was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy... (wikipedia)

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
He who does not tire, tires adversity.
God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.