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Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

- Gustave Flaubert

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Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. - Gustave Flaubert
Be regular and orderly in your daily affairs that you may be violent and original in your work. - Gustave Flaubert
Apparently 65% of Britons have lied about reading certain books in an effort to impress others. The top ten books not read but claimed to have been read were: 1984 - George Orwell (42 percent) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (31) Ulysses - James Joyce (25) The Bible (24) Madame Bovary - Gustave…
There's another one of those book lists circulating - a list of 100 works of which it is claimed that the average American has read only six. Whether that is true or not (and Chad doesn't believe it), the list contains the usual mixed bag of works. Below the fold is the list; bolded works were read…

I like that one. A succinct description of the Golden Age fallacy.