Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sacramento/Mark Twain

"The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them." (all quotes by) Mark Twain

"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."

"The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane."

"Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will."

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."

"I remember when I was a boy and I heard repeated time and time again the phrase, 'My country, right or wrong, my country!' How absolutely absurd is such an idea. How absolutely absurd to teach this idea to the youth of the country."

"None but the dead have free speech."

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