Do we not often speak twice, or
even more frequently, on the same subject, sometimes even to the extent of a number of sentences
in succession? It will scarce be asserted that we
must not match ourselves against others when
we are permitted to match ourselves against ourselves. For if there were only one way in which
anything could be satisfactorily expressed, we
should be justified in thinking that the path to
success had been sealed to us by our predecessors.
But, as a matter of fact, the methods of expression
still left us are innumerable, and many roads lead
us to the same goal.