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Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg
People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook G," aphorism 2, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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