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“Men who think and have correct judgment, and people who treat their subject earnestly, are all exceptions only. Vermin is the rule everywhere in the world: it is always at hand and busily engaged in trying to improve in its own way upon the mature deliberations of the thinkers.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, “On Authorship and Style”, Parerga and Paralipomena

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