| Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor
into good, but it will improve it.
- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927
How I do hate those enemies of the human race who go around enslaving God's free people with pledges--to quit drinking instead of to quit wanting to drink.
- Letter to Henry W. Beecher, 9/11/1885
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