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    Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    It is true that writers often owe their most inspired thoughts, their most extraordinary phrases, to their generous typesetters, who assist their flights of fancy with so-called typographical errors.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Everything here below beneath the sun is subject to continual change; and perhaps there is nothing which can be called more inconstant than opinion, which turns round in an everlasting circle like the wheel of fortune. He who reaps praise today is overwhelmed with biting censure tomorrow; today we trample under foot the man who tomorrow will be raised far above us.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won’t help you.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)