Samuel Butler

Fortschritt ist etwas, das auf dem allgemeinen und angeborenen Verlangen jedes Wesens beruht, über seine Verhältnisse zu leben.
In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. When the French government accidentally created a raffle where the prize money was significantly larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets and won.
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