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Consistency Literary Quotes(1887) - Mark TwainRating Mail
When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?
[The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, p. 582.]
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Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world and never will.
[This quote is engraved on Twain's bust in the National Hall of Fame.]
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