An’ th’ rayformer spinds th’ rest iv his life tellin’ us where we are wrong. He’s good at that. On’y he don’t undherstand that people wud rather be wrong an’ comfortable thin right in jail.

[And the reformer spends the rest of his life telling us where we are wrong. He’s good at that. Only he doesn’t understand that people would rather be wrong and comfortable than right in jail.]

Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936) American humorist and journalist
“Reform Administration,” Chicago Post (Oct 1902)
Added on 29-Aug-13 | Last updated 29-Aug-13
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