"There are two ..." Quote of John Emerich Edward Dalberg

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.

1st Baron Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron Acton (1834-1902), British historian. Letter, January 23, 1861. Lord Acton and His Circle, letter 74, ed. Abbot Gasquet (1906).

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