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“Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.”
—Leon Trotsky (18791940)
“In short, no association or alliance can be happy or stable without me. People cant long tolerate a ruler, nor can a master his servant, a maid her mistress, a teacher his pupil, a friend his friend nor a wife her husband, a landlord his tenant, a soldier his comrade nor a party-goer his companion, unless they sometimes have illusions about each other, make use of flattery, and have the sense to turn a blind eye and sweeten life for themselves with the honey of folly.”
—Desiderius Erasmus (c. 14661536)