In considering any new subject, there is frequently a tendency, first, to overrate what we find to be already interesting or remarkable... - Ada Lovelace Quotes
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Quote:In considering any new subject, there is frequently a tendency, first, to overrate what we find to be already interesting or remarkable; and, secondly, by a sort of natural reaction, to undervalue the true state of the case, when we do discover that our notions have surpassed those that were really tenable - Ada Lovelace Quotes


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