Posted by E on July 30, 2000 at 20:16:00:
In Reply to: Re: Gnome Squashing... posted by Doc M on July 30, 2000 at 13:48:01:
: Doc M, who fervently wishes the Imperialist Oppressor
: Jefferson was still around!
Fervently, is it, Doc??? I fervently agree. You got to love his arrogant confidence; a philosophy to live by ...
"When I hear another express an opinion, which is not mine, I say to myself, He has a right to his opinion, as I to mine; why should I question it. His error does me no injury ... if a fact be misstated, it is probable he is gratified by a belief of it, and I have no right to deprive him of the gratification. If he wants information he will ask it, and then I will give it in measured terms; but if he still believes his own story, and shows a desire to dispute the fact with me, I hear him and say nothing. It is his affair, not mine, if he prefers error."
I do LOVE this quote; especially the final line. (Any who disagree with me are in ERROR, but I'll allow you to gratify yourselves with your preferred falsities ...) Ah, TH Jefferson ... we could use a bit more of such oppression.
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