„Most people suspend their judgment till somebody else has expressed his own and then they repeat it. Common parlance alludes to this weakness in the frequently heard phrase: PEOPLE DO NOT THINK.“

—  Ernest Dimnet, p. 139
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Ernest Dimnet
écrivain français 1866 - 1954

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