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|People who argue for the sake of victory and not for truth seldom change their |
opinion ; you may convince them ... should have written the lines as I have often
heard them : — A man convinced against his will Maintains the same opinion still.
Henry Mills Alden, Thomas Bucklin Wells, Lee Foster Hartman - 1868 - Read - More editions
|But the idea of convincing a man against his will, and of his being of the same |
opinion still, is sheer nonsense. Butler never wrote this, but — " He that complies
against his will Is of his own opinion still" — which is logical enough. Would'st ...
|this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he |
entered in once into the holy place, having ... convinced against his will, Is of the
same opinion still ;" for, while to convince, as now understood, is to satisfy a
|Mr. Row also tells us, that a man " persuaded against his will is of the same |
opinion still." Now, here is a confusion of thought from using words in a wrong
sense. " A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still." *
Persuasion is ...
|Again, in the 46th section : — " A man possessing a moderate acquaintance with |
the subject, would be justified in feeling positively certain, if the Rambler had
been discovered ... A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still.
|Usual version: “A man convinced against his will, Is of the same opinion still.” |
Correct version: “He who consents,” etc. Hudibras. Usual version : “When Greeks
meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.” * Correct version: “When Greek joins ...
|groes have no rights that white men are bound to respect ;" whereas the truth is |
that he said nothing at all like this, and did ... cited as often, perhaps, as any other
in the language: “A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still.
|WHo was it that first misquoted Hudibras, and wrote a famous couplet thus: “A |
man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still?” Whoever the adapter
may have been, his reading has a firmer hold upon popular memory than the true