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From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step

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In life, things that are noble and magnificent are never far from things that are trivial and laughable. This saying has been attributed to both Napoleon Bonaparte and the French statesman Talleyrand.

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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

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