Quote of the Day 10-14-15 (Stephen Crane)

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Politics
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Crane

“These stupid peasants, who, throughout the world, hold potentates on their thrones, make statesmen illustrious, provide generals with lasting victories, all with ignorance, indifference, or half-witted hatred, moving the world with the strength of their arms, and getting their heads knocked together in the name of God, the king, or the stock exchange–immortal, dreaming, hopeless asses, who surrender their reason to the care of a shining puppet, and persuade some toy to carry their lives in his purse.”

–Stephen Crane, quoted by Jack London in People of the Abyss

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