„When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.“

—  Samuel Butler (1835-1902), The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part VII - On the Making of Music, Pictures, and Books, Writing for a Hundred Years Hence
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