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Daemon
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It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.


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Daemon wrote:
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Yeah. We think alike, but just in different ways and for different reasons… Right, Mark?
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Context from: Pudd'nhead Wilson

Chapter 19

The Prophesy Realized

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar


Dawson's Landing was comfortably finishing its season of dull repose and waiting patiently for the duel. Count Luigi was waiting, too; but not patiently, rumor said. Sunday came, and Luigi insisted on having his challenge conveyed. Wilson carried it. Judge Driscoll declined to fight with an assassin—"that is," he added significantly, "in the field of honor."

Elsewhere, of course, he would be ready. Wilson tried to convince him that if he had been present himself when Angelo told him about the homicide committed by Luigi, he would not have considered the act discreditable to Luigi; but the obstinate old man was not to be moved.

Wilson went back to his principal and reported the failure of his mission. Luigi was incensed, and asked how it could be that the old gentleman, who was by no means dull-witted, held his trifling nephew's evidence in inferences to be of more value than Wilson's. But Wilson laughed, and said:

Read more: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Pudd%27nhead_Wilson/Chapter_19
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Difference of opinion keeps the big wheel moving - coupled with tolerance, of course.
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Difference of opinion and debate are the best means to make go beyond our limits.
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