I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.
People who always feel jolly, no matter where they are or what happens to themÂ—who have the organ of hope preposterously developedÂ—who are endowed with an uncongealable sanguine temperamentÂ—who never feel concerned about the price of cornÂ—and who cannot, by any possibility, discover any but the bright side of a pictureÂ—are very apt to go to extremes, and exaggerate with 40-horse microscopic power.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. See what happens when you "know it all", at any stage of life? Farther down the track you may see clearly how certain personal opinions, held onto too tightly, could be fogging up the view, and providing incorrect insight. Prosperity is the best protector of principle.