„Everyone recognized that only five percent of all the people born ever amount to anything at all. Everyone humbly thanked his providential stars that through his own personal efforts and merit he had become one of the superior five percent. Everyone looked with pity and contempt upon the ninety-five percent who did not share his grace.“

—  Клифтон, Марк, They'd Rather Be Right, They'd Rather Be Right (1954), p. 175.

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