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  • AMEN
  • Noa jêidem Oamen folget kein Seagen. (Westf.)
    info] Nicht nach jedem Amen folgt ein Segen.
    Engl.: Amen is not said after an unacceptable prayer.
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  • Dabei ist wenig Amen vnd Bestand. - Mathesius, Postilla, CCLXb.
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  • Das Amen war zu früh gesprochen.
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  • AMEN
  • Er kann nicht Amen sprechen.
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  • Er konnte das Amen nicht finden.
    info] Von einem Prediger, der kein Ende findet.
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  • AMEN
  • Ik heff noch nich Amen seggt. (Holst.)
    info] Ich habe noch nicht bejaht.
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  • AMEN
  • Wie Amen in der Kirche.
    info] Um zu sagen, dass etwas so gewiss ist.
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  • Zu allem Amen sagen. - Theatrum Diabolorum, 394b.
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  • AMENSAGER
  • Das is e rechter Omensäger. - Tendlau, 355.
    info] Jüdisch-deutsch von einem Menschen, der keine eigene Meinung hat, der zu allem Amen sagt; ein Jaherr, nach Geiler ein Ja-Affe.
    Holl.: Het is een amenzegger. (Harrebomée, I, 14.)
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • A rigid America is also weak and vulnerable, because it sacrifices its unique strength: the energy of people who think they can always make something new of their lives.
    JAMES FALLOWS
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  • America has a way of inventing tradition each morning and erasing the past by nightfall, and the hold of ancient custom is endangered by a thousand cicumstances.
    ISRAEL SHENKER
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  • America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
    ARNOLD TOYNBEE
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  • America is a nation that has always gone in for the loud laugh, the wow, the belly laugh and the dozen other labels for the roll-'em-in-the-aisles gagerissimo.
    JAMES THURBER
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  • America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is a chaos.
    MAX LERNER
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  • America is now liberty-conscious. In a single generation it has progressed from being toothbrush-conscious, to being air-minded, to being liberty-conscious.
    E. B. WHITE
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  • America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
    JAMES T. FARRELL
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  • America is still a frontier country of wide open spaces. Our closeness to nature is one reason why our problem is not repression but regression; our notorious violence is the constant eruption of primitiveness, of anarchic individualism.
    CAMILLE PAGLIA
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  • America is still a government of the naïve, for the naïve, and by the naïve. He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country.
    CHRISTOPHER MORLEY
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  • America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.
    GEORGE SANTAYANA
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  • America is the longest argument in the world.
    BILL MOYERS
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  • America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal- to discover and maintain liberty among men.
    WOODROW WILSON
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  • America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
    ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
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  • American muse, whose strong and diverse heart
    So many men have tried to understand
    But only made it smaller with their art,
    Because you are as various as your land.
    STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's-license age than at voting age.
    MARSHALL MCLUHAN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans (as seen from a distance) were known to get things done, ruthlessly, meticulously, quickly, against all obstacles.
    LUIGI BARZINI
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth: and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.
    MARK TWAIN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans expect to eat and stay thin, to be constantly on the move and ever more neighborly ... to revere God and be God.
    DANIEL J. BOORSTIN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man.
    WOODROW WILSON
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
    JACQUES MARITAIN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
    ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • And I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States.
    CHARLES DICKENS
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Behold America, th' land iv freedom, where ivry man's as good as ivry other man, on'y th' other man don't know it.
    FINLEY PETER DUNNE
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • From the very beginning our people have markedly combined practical capacity for affairs with power of devotion to an ideal. The lack of either quality would have rendered the other of small value.
    THEODORE ROOSEVELT
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • He knew them. Americans. They killed each other over dinner, shot one another for sport, mugged old ladies in the street. Help like that he didn't need.
    T. CORAGHESSON BOYLE
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • His mentality was one that had been remarked upon as being peculiarly American since the nation had been born- the restless, erratic insight and imagination of a gadgeteer.
    KURT VONNEGUT
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  • I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
    JOHN F. KENNEDY
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • I loved the audacity of that American principle which says, When life gets tainted or goes stale, junk it! Leave it behind! Go West!
    JONATHAN RABAN
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  • I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities - a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • I think I was lucky to be exposed to American life when both the United States and I were young and full of stupendous illusions.
    LUIGI BARZINI
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  • I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy.
    CHARLES DICKENS
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
    THOMAS JEFFERSON
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  • I'm glad I'm American, she said. Here in Italy I feel that everybody's dead. Carthaginians and old Romans and Moorish pirates and medieval princes with poisoned rings.
    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
    MARYA MANNES
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • If an American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one half of his existence.
    ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone "America died from a delusion that she had moral leadership."
    WILL ROGERS
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  • In America nature is autocratic, saying, "I am not arguinck I am telling you."
    ERIK H. ERIKSON
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  • In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever.
    OSCAR WILDE
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  • In America, a nation that believes it transcends history, each generation can be a world of its own.
    RICHARD REEVES
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  • In the modern world, we Americans are the old inhabitants. We first had political freedom, high industrial production, an economy of abundance.
    PAUL GOODMAN
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  • In those years the adjective "American," added to any noun, indicated something naturally excellent, a drastic improved version of a dreary Old World article, or a diabolically new invention.
    LUIGI BARZINI
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It has always been cited as an irrepressible symptom of America's vitality that her people, in fair times and foul, believe in themselves and their institutions.
    ALISTAIR COOKE
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
    W. H. AUDEN
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It is ironic that a nation that has never experienced a coup d'état should be so obsessed with the idea of conspiracy.
    GORE VIDAL
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It is possible to believe in progress as a fact without believing in progress as an ethical principle; but in the catechism of many Americans, the one goes with the other.
    NORBERT WIENER
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world - it's the American way of looking at things.
    HENRY MILLER
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • It's complicated, being an American,
    Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time.
    LOUIS SIMPSON
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  • Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.
    WOODROW WILSON
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  • Little of beauty has America given the world save the rude grandeur God himself stamped on her bosom; the human spirit in this new world has expressed itself in vigor and ingenuity rather than in beauty.
    W. E. B. Du Bois
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  • Many Americans preferred to live in a consoling world of their own creation, just as many of them preferred the synthetic, the make-believe, the manmade products, to those of God, in other words the imitation chemical vanilla.
    LUIGI BARZINI
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  • AMERICA AND AMERICANS
  • Never have people been more the masters of their environment. Yet never has a people felt more deceived and disappointed. For never has a people expected so much more than the world could offer.
    DANIEL J. BOORSTIN
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  • Our affluent American society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than to submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
    MICHAEL HARRINGTON
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  • Safety razors make it hard to grow beards in America: America would be a better place if there were a few bearded, savage, terrible old men.
    LEWIS MUMFORD
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  • Self-help and self-control are the essence of the American tradition.
    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
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  • So much of learning to be an American is learning not to let your individuality become a nuisance.
    EDGAR Z. FRIEDENBERG
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  • The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather had haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
    MARY MCCARTHY
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  • The American people, taking one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the Middle Ages.
    H. L. MENCKEN
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  • The American vice is explanation.
    GORE VIDAL
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  • The American Way is so restlessly creative as to be essentially destructive; the American Way is to carry common sense itself almost to the point of madness.
    LOUIS KRONENBERGER
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  • The American: a titan enamored of progress, a fanatical giant who worships "getting things done" but never asks himself what he is doing nor why he is doing it.
    OCTAVIO PAZ
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  • The happy ending is our national belief.
    MARY MCCARTHY
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  • The making of an American begins at that point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
    JAMES BALDWIN
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  • The organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by mass media notoriously phony.
    PAUL GOODMAN
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  • The patriots are those who love America enough to see her as a model to mankind.
    ADLAI STEVENSON
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  • The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
    MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE
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  • The South is the land of the sustained sibilant. Everywhere, for the appreciative visitor, the letter "s" insinuates itself in the scene: in the sound of sea and sand, in the singing shell, in the heat of sun and sky, in the sultriness of the gentle hours, in the siesta, in the stir of birds and insects.
    E. B. WHITE
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  • The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
    DUKE OF WINDSOR
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  • The typical American believes that no necessity of the soul is free and that there are precious few, if any, which cannot be bought.
    JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH
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  • The Yankee is one who, if he once gets his teeth set on a thing, all creation can't make him let go.
    EMERSON
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  • The youth of America is their oldest tradition.
    OSCAR WILDE
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  • There is a familiar America. It is celebrated in speeches and advertised on television and in the magazines. It has the highest mass standard of living the world has ever known.
    MICHAEL HARRINGTON
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  • There is a rowdy strain in American life, living close to the surface but running very deep. Like an ape behind a mask, it can display itself suddenly with terrifying effect.
    BRUCE CATION
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  • There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right: it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
    G. K. CHESTERTON
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  • There isn't a single human characteristic that can be safely labeled as "American."
    MARK TWAIN
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  • There was even a recurrent idea in America about an education that would leave out history and the past, that should be a sort of equipment for aerial adventure, weighed down by none of the stowaways of inheritance or tradition.
    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
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  • This is America,
    This vast, confused beauty,
    This staring, restless speed of loveliness,
    Mighty, overwhelming, crude, of all forms,
    Making grandeur out of profusion,
    Afraid of no incongruities,
    Sublime in its audacity,
    Bizarre breaker of moulds.
    AMY LOWELL
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  • This nation's impulse is toward the future, and tradition seems more of a shackle to it than an inspiration.
    ALLAN BLOOM
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  • Thou, O my country, hast thy foolish ways,
    Too apt to purr at every stranger's praise!
    OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
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  • To an American, land is solidity, goodness, and hope. American history is about land.
    WILLIAM LEAST HEAT MOON
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  • We Americans are tempted to distinguish ourselves from other current and former inhabitants of this planet by assuming that we are ruled by "progress."
    MICHAEL DORRIS
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  • We Americans worship the almighty dollar! Well, it is a worthier god than Heredity Privilege.
    MARK TWAIN
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  • We are a nation of twenty million bathrooms, with a humanist in every tub.
    MARY MCCARTHY
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  • We are not a nation, but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign states.
    JOHN C. CALHOUN
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  • We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.
    RICHARD M. NIXON
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  • Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
    DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
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  • Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
    E. B. WHITE
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  • When at peace the Americans are reluctant to think of the possibility of war. When at war they concentrate solely on winning the war, as if it were a grim football match, and refuse to worry about the peace which is the goal of war.
    PHILIP E. MOSELY
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  • With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
    ADLAI STEVENSON
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  • AMERIKA
  • In Amerika liegt das Geld (noch immer) auf der Strasse, man muss es nur aufzuheben wissen.
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  • AMERIKA
  • In Amerika macht man eine Stunde in vierzig Minuten.
    info] Sprichwort der Deutschen in Nordamerika, um zu sagen, dass der dortige Arbeiter theils infolge grösserer Anstrengung, theils infolge geeigneterer Werkzeuge und einer bessern Form mehr leistet als der hiesige, dass er in derselben Zeit mehr vor sich bringt oder zu demselben Geschäft weniger Zeit braucht als in Deutschland erforderlich ist.
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