Quoting Mark Twain: “People’s beliefs and convictions”

Mark Twain said:

“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” Autobiography of Mark Twain by Samuel Clemens

See also
“Letters from the Earth”
“We are strangely and wonderfully made”

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