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Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Options
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Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Daemon wrote:
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Yeah. I don’t know whether it’s optimistic or pessimistic, but in the long run, everything is deadly, including life itself.
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Well, it all depends on how we use or misuse things.
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Just before 1748 a soapery of white soap was intended to be erected in Aberdeen, Scotland. These efforts came to a halt because the neighboring heritors complained of the danger of fire and nauseousness of the smell.

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Daemon wrote:
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)



Using a good quality soap to wash your hands , body , clothes and linens
regularly, or as needed, will help in the upkeep of a healthy environment.
Unfortunately , many still need to be educated on this issue.

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Twain, Mark, pseud. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910, American author, b. Florida, Mo. As humorist, narrator, and social observer, Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. His novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a masterpiece of humor, characterization, and realism, has been called the first (and sometimes the best) modern American novel.
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Daemon wrote:
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Sarcasm and expostulation are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly confusing
in the long run.
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8BooksOfSengathe wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)



Using a good quality soap to wash your hands , body , clothes and linens
regularly, or as needed, will help in the upkeep of a healthy environment.
Unfortunately , many still need to be educated on this issue.



This is presumably about the destruction of indigenous peoples. They keep clean just fine!
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The Facts Concerning The Recent Resignation
by Mark Twain
WASHINGTON, December, 1867.


I went next to the Secretary of War, who was not inclined to see me at all until he learned that I was connected with the government. If I had not been on important business, I suppose I could not have got in. I asked him for alight (he was smoking at the time), and then I told him I had no fault to find with his defending the parole stipulations of General Lee and his comrades in arms, but that I could not approve of his method of fighting the Indians on the Plains. I said he fought too scattering. He ought to get the Indians more together--get them together in some convenient place, where he could have provisions enough for both parties, and then have a general massacre. I said there was nothing so convincing to an Indian as a general massacre. If he could not approve of the massacre, I said the next surest thing for an Indian was soap and education. Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run; because a half-massacred Indian may recover, but if you educate him and wash him, it is bound to finish him some time or other. It undermines his constitution; it strikes at the foundation of his being. "Sir," I said, "the time has come when blood- curdling cruelty has become necessary. Inflict soap and a spelling-book on every Indian that ravages the Plains, and let them die!"


https://americanliterature.com/author/mark-twain/short-story/the-facts-concerning-the-recent-resignation

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