Quote of the Week: Mark Twain

          “The Egyptians, Babylonians and Persians came into power, filled the earth with their glory, but perished The Greeks and Romans followed, made a lot of noise, and then disappeared. Other nations rose up, their torches burned for a while, and then they were extinguished, and today they sit in the twilight or have completely disappeared. The Jews saw it all. They beat them all, and are today what they always were, showing no decay, no aging, no weakening, no decline of energy, no blunting of their wide awake dynamic spirit. Everything is mortal except the Jew. All other powers perish but he remains. What is the mystery of his immortality?”

 

Mark Twain, Harpers Magazine, 1899

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