You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute,
And now and then stab as occasion serves.Spencer junior in "Edward II"
Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1958), chapter XI
Though human ingenuity may make various inventions [...] it will never devise any inventions more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than Nature does [...]Notebooks, XIV (1508-1518)
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