Comment: Greek to me, but truth I see

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Greek to me, but truth I see

I went to my Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary to find:

ID'IOT, n.L. idiota; Gr. private,vulgar,unskilled, peculiar, that is, separate, simple. See Idiom.

1. A natural fool or fool from his birth; a human being in form, but destitute of reason, or the ordinary intellectual powers of man.

A person who has understanding enough to measure a yard of cloth, number twenty correctly, tell the days of the week, &c., is not an idiot in the eye of the law.

2. A foolish person; one unwise.

"On one's own", is found there in "private" and "separate". When comparing oneself with the majority opinion, being called an idiot can too often be a title of honor, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass