Wednesday, November 25, 2009

 

Quotable: "The wise men tell us"

The wise men tell us that the world is growing happier--that we live longer than did our fathers, have more of comfort and less of toil, fewer wars and discords, and higher hopes and aspirations. So say the wise men; but deep in our hearts we know they are wrong.

Source: James Mooney. The Ghost Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991) p. 657. Originally published in 1896.

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