What shall we say of the intelligence, not to say religion, of those who are so particular to distinguish between fishes and reptiles and birds, but put a man with an immortalsoul inthesame circlewiththewolf, thehyena, and theskunk? What must betheimpressionmadeupon children by such a degradation of man? WilliamJennings Bryan
Statement issued in Dayton, Tennessee, 28 Jul1925, by Mrs W J Bryan, shortly after the endof the Scopes trial and her husband's death.
Among the smaller islands there is one of fair size that is now called the Isle of Man There was a great controversy in antiquity concerning the question: to which of the two countries should the island properly belong? Eventually, however, the matter was settled. All agreed that since it allowed poisonous reptiles to live in it, it should belong to Britain. Gerald of Wales also called Giraldus CambrensisSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The History and Topography of Ireland, pt.2 (translated by John J O'Meara,1951).
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