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    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)

    It is a great mistake to suppose that clever, imaginative children ... should content themselves with the empty nonsense which is so often set before them under the name of Children’s Tales. They want something much better; and it is surprising how much they see and appreciate which escapes a good, honest, well- informed papa.
    —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)

    Human beings ought not to draw in their antennae at every ungentle touch, like supersensitive insects.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great- grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
    —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

    There are men from whom nature or some peculiar destiny has removed the cover beneath which we hide our own madness. They are like thin-skinned insects whose visible play of muscles seem to make them deformed, though in fact, everything soon turns to its normal shape again.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)