Quotation by Mark Twain

It grieves me to think how far more profound and reverent a respect the law would have for literature if a body could only get drunk on it.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. (1881). "Dinner Speech in Montreal," p. 777, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1852-1890, Library of America (1992).

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