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Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.

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Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832), was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.

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