Quotation by Mark Twain

Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world—and never will.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. paper, read in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884; repr. In Complete Essays, ed. Charles Neider (1963). "Consistency," (1923).

The first words of the statement were inscribed beneath Twain's bust in the Hall of Fame, New York University. Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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