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The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.


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William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
  • Born: March 19, 1860
  • Died: July 26, 1925
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Lawyer

William Jennings Bryan was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death he gained national attention for attacking the teaching of evolution in the Scopes Trial. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was often called "The Great Commoner".

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