We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents. A person who has for untold centuries maintained the imposing position of spiritual head of four-fifths of the human race, and political head of the whole of it, must be granted the possession of executive abilities of the loftiest order.
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submitted by devain, December 9, 2009
Mark Twain's notebook #42
This quote was added November 29, 2007.