// by Mark Twain | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

— Mark Twain

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

— Mark Twain