If we want to know the true value,
the real purpose, the exact quality of
anything, we must discover what it
possesses that separates it from
other things - what faculty, or
function, or principle, or law
pertains to it alone, and by which it
may be distinguished.
Oliver Bell Bunce,
19th-century American author
From 'Bachelor Bluff' (1881).
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