Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
When people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that’d mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The most closely organized groups and movements in the world are those which have been the least friendly to the people’s progress and liberty.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
This is the only reason Greenfield Village exists-to give us a sense of unity with our people through the generations, and to convey the inspiration of American genius to our young men. As a nation we have not depended so much on rare or occasional genius as on the general resourcefulness of our people. That is our true genius, and I am hoping that Greenfield Village will serve that.