La parole humaine est comme un chaudron fe" le o u' nous battons des me lodies a' faire danser les ours, quand on voudrait attendrir les e toiles. Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity.
All laws for the purpose of making man worship God , are born of the same spirit that kindled the fires of the auto da fe , and lovingly built the dungeons of the Inquisition.Robert G. Ingersoll, in Some Mistakes of Moses (1879) Section III, "The Politicians".
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