Arthur Schopenhauer Quote
He who lives to see two or three generations is like a man who sits some time in the conjurer's booth at a fair, and witnesses the performance twice or thrice in succession. The tricks were meant to be seen only once; and when they are no longer a novelty and cease to deceive, their effect is gone.
Studies in pessimism. A series of essays... Selected and translated by T. Bailey Saunders... Third edition (ed. 1892)