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Saturday August 29th 2015

But a Cheat and a Dream—Herman Melville

herman melvilleDaily Dabble in the Classics, Herman Melville

Any philosophy that, being in operation contradictory to the ways of the world, tends to produce a character at odds with it, such a philosophy must necessarily be but a cheat and a dream.

Source: Herman Melville, “The Confidence Man: His Masquerade”, as quoted by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma in his column “American Politics as a Confidence Game.

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