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Quotation by John Aubrey
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
John Aubrey (1626–1697), British antiquarian, writer. repr. In Brief Lives and Other Selected Writings by John Aubrey, ed. Anthony Powell (1949). "Thomas Hobbes," Brief Lives (1813).
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