„Every man has some peculiar train of thought which he falls back upon when he is alone. This, to a great degree, moulds the man.“

—  Dugald Stewart, Dugald Stewart; reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 581
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