„That which others hear or read of, I felt and practised myself; they get their knowledge by books, I mine by melancholizing.“

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„No efforts of mine could avail to make the book easy reading.“

—  Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962
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