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    The pears are not seen
    As the observer wills.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    What a battle a man must fight everywhere to maintain his standing army of thoughts, and march with them in orderly array through the always hostile country! How many enemies there are to sane thinking! Every soldier has succumbed to them before he enlists for those other battles.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)