Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

Since [Rousseau's] time, and largely thanks to him, the Ego has steadily tended to efface itself, and, for purposes of model, to become a manikin on which the toilet of education is to be draped in order to show the fit or misfit of the clothes. The object of study is the garment, not the figure.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, pp. 721-722, Library of America (1983).
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