In general, indeed, the wise in all ages have always said the same thing, and the fools, who at all times form the immense majority, have in their way, too, acted alike,and done just the opposite; and so it will continue. For, as Voltaire says, we shall leave this world as FOOLISH AND AS WICKED AS WE FOUND IT ON OUR ARRIVAL. (Schopenhauer, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit)
... Şi artele de pumn încăluşate, Şi doctor raţiunii, nebunia, Şi adevărul simplu, simplitate, Şi binele slujind neomenia! ... (Shakespeare)