Illustration by Dan Beard for 1899 edition of A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT
|My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring
a body up to believe anything. I had to put myself in Sandy's place to realize
that she was not a lunatic. Yes, and put her in mine, to demonstrate how
easy it is to seem a lunatic to a person who has not been taught as you
have been taught.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
There is nothing that training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach or below it. It can turn bad morals to good, good morals to bad; it can destroy principles, it can recreate them; it can debase angels to men and lift men to angels. And it can do any of these miracles in a year -- even six months.
- "As Regards Patriotism"
Page from 1917 Mark Twain Calendar
published by Sully and Kleinteich of NY
by arrangement with
Harper & Brothers
Dave Thomson collection
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