No sagacious man will long retain his sagacity if he lives exclusively among reformers and progressive people, without periodically returning into the settled system of things, to correct himself by a new observation from that old standpoint.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American writer
The Blithedale Romance, ch. 16 “Leave-Takings” (1852)

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