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Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams
As for piracy, I love to be pirated. It is the greatest compliment an author can have. The wholesale piracy of Democracy was the single real triumph of my life. Anyone may steal what he likes from me.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, July 11, 1905, to Brooks Adams. Letters, Vol. 2, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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