You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.—Robert A. Heinlein, Indianapolis Star Magazine
Addressing a PTA and admitting being a bit pro-federal aid, an educator said, "I might be compared to a Republican who, in 2000 A.D. had written a book entitled an Unbiased History of the 1960 Presidential Election from the Republican's Point of View.—M. Dale Baughman
The late Jerome P. Fleishman once wrote in The Walker Log that he liked the story about the little girl who could not dust the furniture to suit her grandmother, and grandmother made her do it again—once, twice, three times, and still was not satisfied.
Finally the child looked up and said, "Grandmother, that dust is not on the furniture; it must be on your glasses!"
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.