• In my schoolboy days I had no aversion to slavery. I was not aware there was anything wrong about it. No-one arraigned it in my hearing; the local papers said nothing against it; the local pulpit taught us that God approved it, that it was a holy thing, and that the doubter need only look in the Bible if he wished to settle his mind.

    Mark Twain, Milton Meltzer (2002). “Mark Twain Himself: A Pictorial Biography”, p.17, University of Missouri Press