Dickens

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    It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one’s hand.
    —Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
    —Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    For aesthetics is the mother of ethics.... Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe—not empirically, alas, but only theoretically—that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
    Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940)