Once I talked to the inmates of an insane asylum in Hartford. I have talked
to idiots a thousand times, but only once to the insane...
- quoted in Isabel Lyon's Journal, 2/15/1906
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
- Following the Equator; Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made proofreaders.
- Notebook, May 1892-Jan. 1893
We are all erring creatures, and mainly idiots, but God made us so and it is dangerous to criticise.
- Letter to the President of Western Union, New York, 1902
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