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    The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
    —W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)

    There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated apes.
    —W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)

    If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
    —W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)