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Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.

Marie Von Ebner-eschenbach

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“He had that sense, or inward prophecy, – which a young man had better never have been born than not to have, and a mature man had better die at once than utterly to relinquish, – that we are not doomed to creep on forever in the old bad way, but that, this very now, there are harbingers abroad of a golden era, to be accomplished in his own lifetime.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables