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Letter "L" » laymen
«Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for»
«And what have you laymen made of hell? A kind of penal servitude for eternity, on the lines of your convict prisons on earth, to which you condemn in advance all the wretched felons your police have hunted from the beginning -- ''enemies of society,'' as you call them. You're kind enough to include the blasphemers and the profane. What proud or reasonable man could stomach such a notion of God's justice? And when you find that notion inconvenient it's easy enough for you to put it on one side. Hell is not to love any more, Madame. Not to love any more!»
Author: Georges Bernanos
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, Reasonable man
«The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional.»
«All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.»
«More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.»
«The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.»