Quicker than you can prove there's four letters in hope
The second line in this phrase refers to the quickness in which some people choose to break others down. It is also a sly play on words as people who are verbally attacked often lose a sense of hope or belief in the general good of the world. Sadly, in the past decade there have been many cases of people committing suicide after verbal abuse
He is also referring to how there simply are people out there with the linguistic abilities to persuade you from known fact and can do it easily.
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