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Man And Superman
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  • …all reformers are, it will thrust you first into religion, where you will sprinkle water on babies to save their souls from me; then it will drive you from religion into science, where you will snatch the babies from the water sprinkling and inoculate them with disease to save them from catching it accidentally; then you will take to politics, where you will become the catspaw of corrupt functionaries and the henchman of ambitious humbugs; and the end will be despair and decrepitude,…

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  • I think they worried that my grandfather would infect me with some incurable dreaminess from which I’d never recover—that these fantasies were somehow inoculating me against more practical ambitions—so one day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn’t become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • All I can say is that she was likely born sometime after 1920; that’s when public inoculation came in."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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