A sound banker, alas, is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him.
-- Hyman Minsky
And therefore, reader, I myself am the subject of my book; it is not reasonable that you should employ your leisure on a topic so frivolous and so vain.
-- Montaigne, Essays, "To the Reader."
I shall see myself, I shall read myself, I shall go into ecstacies, and I shall ask -- Is it possible that I have so much esprit?
-- Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols.
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