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(RQ:Dickens Little Dorrit)
- In this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, ''Man Thinking''. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men’s thinking.
1996, Clinton|Bill Clinton, ''Radio Address - 15 June 1996|Presidential Radio Address'' (15 June)
- So when political leaders parrot the tobacco company line, say cigarettes are not necessarily addictive, and oppose our efforts to keep tobacco away from our children, they continue to cater to powerful interests, but they're not standing up for parents and children.