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Quotation by Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835), German statesman, philologist. The Limits of State Action, ch. 1 (1792, repr. 1854), trans. and ed. by J.W. Burrow (1969).
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