There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher
“Studies in Pessimism,” Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer [tr. Saunders (1851)]
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