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Quotation by Walter Bagehot
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
Walter Bagehot (1826–1877), British economist, critic. (Article originally published 1852). Hartley Coleridge, vol. 1, Literary Studies (1878).
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