History Quotes / MarkTwain

16th Nov '16 7:45:16 PM VioletEyedCat
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->''In a Republic, who is the country?\\
Is it the Goverment? Why the Government is merely a temporary servant; It cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not to originate them.\\
Who then is the country? Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Why these are mere parts of the country, not the whole of it; they have not command; they only have their little share in command.\\
In a monarchy, the king and his family are the country; in a Republic, it is the common voice of the people. Each of you, for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility, must speak. It is a solemn and weighty responsibility and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government or politician. Each must decide for himself or herself alone what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man, to decide it against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor. It is traitorous both against yourself and your country.\\
Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.”''

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->''In ->''For in a Republic, republic, who is the country?\\
"the country"?\\
Is it the Goverment? Why Government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant - merely a temporary servant; It it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not to originate them.them. Who then is "the country"? Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Is it the school superintendent? Why, these are mere parts of the country, not the whole of it; they have not command, they have only their little share in the command. They are but one in a thousand; it is in the thousand that command is lodged; they must determine what is right and what is wrong; they must decide who is a patriot and who isn't.\\
Who then is are the country? Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Why these thousand - that is to say, who are mere parts of the country, not the whole of it; they have not command; they only have their little share in command.\\
"the country"? In a monarchy, the king and his family are the country; in a Republic, republic it is the common voice of the people. Each of you, for himself or herself, himself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility, must speak. It And it is a solemn and weighty responsibility responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government or politician. empty catch-phrases of politicians. Each must decide for himself or herself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man, to man. To decide it against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor. It is traitorous traitor, both against to yourself and your country.\\
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country, let men label you as they may, if may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way by according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, country - hold up your head for you head! You have nothing to be ashamed of.”''
-->-- '''Samuel Clemens''' in "Glances at History"
16th Nov '16 7:24:48 PM VioletEyedCat
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Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.\\”''

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Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.\\”''
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16th Nov '16 7:23:58 PM VioletEyedCat
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Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.\\
It doesn’t matter what the press says. It doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. It doesnn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. Republics are founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe in. no matter the odds or consequences.\\
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move. Your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world:\\
“No, you move.”''

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Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.\\
It doesn’t matter what the press says. It doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. It doesnn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. Republics are founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe in. no matter the odds or consequences.\\
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move. Your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world:\\
“No, you move.”''
\\”''
7th May '16 7:56:18 AM Kalaong
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In a Republic, who is the country?\\

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In ->''In a Republic, who is the country?\\



“No, you move.”

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“No, you move.
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7th May '16 7:56:02 AM Kalaong
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In a Republic, who is the country?\\
Is it the Goverment? Why the Government is merely a temporary servant; It cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not to originate them.\\
Who then is the country? Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Why these are mere parts of the country, not the whole of it; they have not command; they only have their little share in command.\\
In a monarchy, the king and his family are the country; in a Republic, it is the common voice of the people. Each of you, for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility, must speak. It is a solemn and weighty responsibility and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government or politician. Each must decide for himself or herself alone what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man, to decide it against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor. It is traitorous both against yourself and your country.\\
Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.\\
It doesn’t matter what the press says. It doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. It doesnn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. Republics are founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe in. no matter the odds or consequences.\\
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move. Your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth and tell the whole world:\\
“No, you move.”
18th Oct '15 6:08:30 PM nombretomado
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->"''[[{{Arcadia}} The prairie in its loneliness and peace]]; that was what came back to him towards the end of his life, after he had pulled the rug out from all the [[{{Bowdlerise}} literary nabobs]], and fired off all his [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped nubs and snappers]], and sashayed through all the nations, and collected all his ceremonial gowns and degrees, and tweaked all the grinning [[ThePresidents presidents]], and schmoozed all the newspaper reporters, [[TakeThat and stuck it to all his enemies,]] and shocked all the [[MoralGuardians librarians]], and [[HumansAreBastards cried out all his midnight blasphemies]], and buried most of his family.''"

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->"''[[{{Arcadia}} The prairie in its loneliness and peace]]; that was what came back to him towards the end of his life, after he had pulled the rug out from all the [[{{Bowdlerise}} literary nabobs]], and fired off all his [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped nubs and snappers]], and sashayed through all the nations, and collected all his ceremonial gowns and degrees, and tweaked all the grinning [[ThePresidents [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents presidents]], and schmoozed all the newspaper reporters, [[TakeThat and stuck it to all his enemies,]] and shocked all the [[MoralGuardians librarians]], and [[HumansAreBastards cried out all his midnight blasphemies]], and buried most of his family.''"
5th Feb '15 9:01:11 PM LBHills
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->''"Often when we repent of a sin, we do it perfunctorily, from principle, coldly and from the head; but when we repent of a good deed the repentance comes hot and bitter and straight from the heart... I am quite certain that there are people who do not repent of their good deeds when the return they get for them is treachery and ingratitude. I think that these few ought to be in Heaven; they are in the way '''here.'''"''
-->-- '''Samuel Clemens,''' "Something About Repentance"
31st Dec '14 4:39:08 PM Quag15
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->''"If we really think about it, there were two Reigns of Terror; in one people were murdered in hot and passionate violence; in the other they died because people were heartless and did not care. One Reign of Terror lasted a few months; the other had lasted for a thousand years; one killed a thousand people, the other killed a hundred million people. However, we only feel horror at the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. But how bad is a quick execution, if you compare it to the slow misery of living and dying with hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak? A city cemetery is big enough to contain all the bodies from that short Reign of Terror, but the whole country of France isn't big enough to hold the bodies from the other terror. We are taught to think of that short Terror as a truly dreadful thing that should never have happened: but none of us are taught to recognize the other terror as the real terror and to feel pity for those people."''
-->-- '''Samuel Clemens''' on the ReignOfTerror in the UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution
19th Dec '13 2:47:43 PM Kernigh
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->"''[[{{Arcadia}} The prairie in its loneliness and peace]]; that was what came back to him towards the end of his life, after he had pulled the rug out from all the [[{{Bowdlerise}} literary nabobs]], and fired off all his [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped nubs and snappers]], and sashayed through all the nations, and collected all his ceremonial gowns and degrees, and tweaked all the grinning [[ThePresidents presidents]], and schmoozed all the newspaper reporters, [[TakeThat and stuck it to all his enemies,]] and shocked all the [[MoralGuardians librarians]], and [[HumansAreBastards cried out all his midnight blasphemies]], and buried most of his family.''"
-->–- '''Ron Powers''', ''Mark Twain: A Life''
30th Apr '12 10:12:41 AM Tuckerscreator
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-->-- '''Samuel Clemens''' on the [[HumansareBastards human race]]

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-->-- '''Samuel Clemens''' on the [[HumansareBastards [[HumansAreBastards human race]]
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