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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:37:19 AM

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Many readers take some writers for fools. And they are right!
sisikou
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:41:33 AM

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As a writer, it is safer to take your reader as a fool.
As a reader, it is delightful to take your writer as a fool.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
MTC
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:19:38 AM
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"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
William Shakespeare

DarkMoon
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 6:04:10 PM

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I think it is safe and reasonable not to underestimate or take as a fool anyone.
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 7:44:53 PM
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Nobody ever lost a buck underestimating the intelligenc of the American public. H. L. Mencken
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