We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow-citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease.
He sees daily evidence that many things held to be true by nine-tenths of all men are, in reality, false, and he is thereby apt to acquire a doubt of everything, including his own beliefs.
Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
Communism like any other revealed religion is largely made up of prophecies.
Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.