Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Every possible point

They could occasionally show some justice for men who in no wise shared their ideas; but in their estimation it was an unpardonable crime for anybody to hold much the same views as themselves, without being absolutely in agreement with them on every possible point.
Emile Zola - Rome (1896)

One of the great human scourges. It has destroyed millions.


Sam Vega said...

Agreed. A case of allowing the absolutely identical to be the enemy of the merely similar.

Demetrius said...

I am all in favour of being allowed to express my personal opinions and ideas. All I ask is that those who disagree with me should be stopped from doing so.

A K Haart said...

Sam - and still horribly common.

Demetrius - you jest but it's a common attitude.