Friday, April 18, 2008

Off Balance

We pause in our regularly scheduled poetry postings for a trenchant observation. If this was true in 1932, how much more so today....

The number of people on the borderline of insanity in a big country is simply appalling, and these seem especially addicted to believing themselves saviors and prophets. It takes only a slight stimulus to throw them completely off their balance.—Clarence Darrow

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Blogger John said...

Even more appalling is that some of them get into government!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yes, that was on my mind as I decided to post this. Found the quote, BTW, in a very good book called Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby.

9:16 PM  

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