Men love better books which please them than those which instruct. Since their ennui troubles them more than their ignorance, they prefer being amused to being informed.

Jean-Antoine Dubois (1765-1848) French Catholic missionary in India [Abbe J. A. Dubois]

Earliest found attribution in The New Era (Jan 1873).
Added on 12-Feb-16 | Last updated 12-Feb-16
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