I came here today with anxious curiosity; I wished to see for myself and form my own convictions as to whether it were true that the whole of this upper stratum of Russian society is WORTHLESS, has outlived its time, has existed too long, and is only fit to die—and yet is dying with petty, spiteful warring against that which is destined to supersede it and take its place—hindering the Coming Men, and knowing not that itself is in a dying condition.
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Engineers used slide rules before they were superseded by calculators.
No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert.
Thoreau, Henry David -- Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience