Language forms a kind of wealth, which all can make use of at once without causing any diminution of the store.
~ Auguste Comte
I'm looking for a recognition of generosity in all things, from money to language. That's why I like this quote.
Oh look! First of all, his name: Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte (1798-1857). And that he came up with the doctrine of positivism. ... Oh, hmm, it's not a midwestern can-do exhortation but is in opposition to metaphysics. I will have to study this further to find out if I'm a positivist (I hope so!) but I probably will forget all about it (I hope so!).