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Twain Wisdom

Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into plutocracy, and is captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. The people invent their oppressors, and the oppressors serve the function for which they are invented.   -Mark Twain

April 21st, 2011|Categories: Quotes|Tags: |2 Comments


  1. bmj2k April 21, 2011 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    As the saying goes, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

    • Jim April 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM - Reply

      I’m sorry, what was that? I’ve been busy learning how to make shoes… :p

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