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it two pieces of wood or the hilt of a sword. The only 'difference between Moslems and Christians, when they draw the sword, is that the Moslems pray to God and the Prophet, the Christians to il padre, il figlio e il sacro egoismo. Lloyd George. You are a cynic, a heathen and a publican.

Clemenceau. Ifl have the choice between cynism and cant, between publican and pharisee, I prefer cynism and publican.

Lloyd George. You are the limit. Think of us. We are at the same time the greatest Christian and the greatest Mohammedan Power. What we in England need, is a book that one can read as readily from left to right and from right to left, from the front to the back and from the back to the front. We have made one book out of the Bible and the Koran and we can read it both ways. Only so was it possible to read Wilson's 14 points and the 10 commandments out of the same text. A different method we use in the House of Commons. We have two sets of speakers in each party. Since the thoughts are wont to accuse or else excuse one another, we separate them and allot to each thought time and hour when he can help most and do the least damage. Whenever we are about to pocket something, we let loose the thoughts that excuse us, and when nobody thinks of handing out what was pocketed, we let loose the thoughts that accuse us. So we remain both, successful and conscientious. We shall always have that on the Germans.

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