Quotation by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron Acton (1834–1902), British historian. Letter, January 23, 1861. Lord Acton and His Circle, letter 74, ed. Abbot Gasquet (1906).
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