Mark Twain: "The loud little handfull will shout for war..."
Posted 04 April 2003 - 04:17 PM
Then the few will shout even louder.... Before long you will see a curious thing: anti-war speakers will be stoned from the platform, and free speech will be strangled by hordes of furious men who still agree with the speakers but dare not admit it...
Next, the statesmen will invent cheap lies...and each man will be glad of these lies and will study them because they soothe his conscience; and thus he will bye and bye convince himself that the war is just and he will thank God for a better sleep he enjoys by his self-deception." -- Mark Twain
Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:33 PM
Originally posted by punta
`They hanged the lady, and I threw a stone at her, although in my heart I was sorry for her; but all were doing it...'
Statements like this caused Mark Twain to fall out of favor in his later years. He was `too cynical'
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