Saturday, December 21, 2019

Democrats and inferences

"An Inference, though never so rational, should go no farther than to justify a Suspicion, not so far as to inflict a Punishment. Nothing is so apt to break with Stretching, as an Inference; and nothing so ridiculous, as to see how Fools will abuse one." (Italics in original.)

George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax.

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