• “Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • “Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • “We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Historical Insights

  • “The malice of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous” –British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” –Irish novelist C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) “If you are afraid to speak against tyranny, then you are already a slave.” –author John “Birdman” Bryant (1943-2009)
  • “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” –American author Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Historical Insights

  • “The history of the race, and each individual’s experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.” —American author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • “If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field.” —French writer Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
  • “Men hate those to whom they have to lie.” —French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
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Regarding Congress . . .

  • “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Mark Twain, 1894
  • “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the general welfare, the government is no longer a limited one possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions.” James Madison, “Letter to Edmund Pendleton,” –James Madison, January 21, 1792, in The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, Robert A Rutland et. al., ed (Charlottesvile: University Press of Virginia,1984).
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