Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Quote of the day.....

Most men are followers, and implicitly rely 

upon the judgment of others.

They mistake solemnity for wisdom, and 

regard a grave countenance as the title page and 

Preface to a most learned volume. 

So they are easily imposed upon by forms, 

strange garments, and solemn ceremonies. 

And when the teaching of parents, 

the customs of neighbors, and 

the general tongue approve and 

justify a belief or creed, no matter how absurd, 

it is hard even for the strongest to hold 

the citadel of his soul. 

In each country, in defence of each religion, 

the same arguments would be urged.

-- Robert G. Ingersoll
(1833-1899) American political leader, orator
Source: The Great Infidels (1881)