"But those dealing in the actual manufacture of mind are dealing in a very explosive material. The material is not merely the clay of which man is master, but the truths or semblances of truth which have a certain mastery over man. The material is explosive because it must be taken seriously. The men writing books really are throwing bombs."
by:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Source:
Illustrated London News, 1924
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 -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
Bafflegab.
 -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
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    They win the battle with their bombs and then if that is not enough they do it again as victors with their words
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
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     -- Anonymous      
     -- susana, trelew      
     -- Anonymous      
    The pen is mightier than the sword. To a society propped up by lies and servitude, Truth and Liberty are the harbingers of death. The primary obstacles to a free society are those that want to 'save us' from our own freedom -- some have noble motives, but most merely want power. The battle for hearts and minds precedes bombs and bullets.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?
     -- Inquiring Mind, Anarchical     
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