The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America.

— Henry Morton Stanley

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But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape.

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An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.

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Religion acts as a moral gardener, to weed out, or suppress, evil tendencies, which, like weeds and nettles, would shoot up spontaneously in the wonderful compost of the garden, if unwatched.

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I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito.

But the fact that a white man, even an American, was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.

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Socialism is a return to primitive conditions.

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Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure.

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The more experience and insight I obtain into human nature, the more convinced do I become that the greater portion of a man is purely animal.

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Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

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When I examine the conclusion [on experiments with the electric light bulb experiments published in the Herald] which everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize as a conspicuous failure, trumpeted as a wonderful success, I [conclude]... that the writer ... must either be very ignorant, and the victim of deceit, or a conscious accomplice in what is nothing less than a fraud upon the public.

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