Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quote of the Day (Mark Twain, on National Security and Unrest)

"We build a fire in a powder magazine, then double the fire department to put it out. We inflame wild beasts with the smell of blood, and then innocently wonder at the wave of brutal appetite that sweeps the land as a consequence." – Mark Twain, “Bishop Speech,” written between October 5 and October 17, 1907 (unknown if ever delivered), in Mark Twain Speaking, edited by Paul Fatout (1976

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