|We have not the reverent feeling for the
rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost
as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
- A Tramp Abroad
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Twain in his Oxford robes,
All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to
conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal
cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal.
That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him
to know that the bottom half of it is rotten.
Sir, I have been through it from Alpha to Omaha, and I tell you that
the less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the
salary he commands.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn't
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