• People habituate themselves to let things pass through their minds, as one may speak, rather than to think of them. Thus by use they become satisfied merely with seeing what is said, without going any further. Review and attention, and even forming a judgment, becomes fatigue; and to lay anything before them that requires it, is putting them quite out of their way.

    Joseph Butler (1816). “The Works of Joseph Butler ... To which is Prefixed, a Life of the Author”, p.6
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