Quotation by Eugene V. Debs

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
Eugene V. Debs (1855–1926), U.S. trade unionist, Socialist leader. speech, Sept. 11, 1918, Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene V. Debs Speaks, ed. Jean Y. Tussey (1970).

Defending himself against charges of sedition; found guilty, he was subsequently jailed for three years.
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