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Quotation: Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

“Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.”

quoted in Boswell’s Life of Johnson

Quotation: H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946)

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

from The Outline of History, vol.2, chapter 41, 1921

Quotation: Edward S. Creasy (1812 – 1878)

“A faith that itself worked true miracles, even while it believed in unreal ones.”

(Quoted in “Inebriated By the Infinite” at Via Lucis Photography blog.)