The world was quite difficult enough as it was without people going around trying to make it better all the time.
Masklin had understood that. He knew the way to make people do what you wanted was to make them think it was their idea. If there was one thing that got right up a nome’s nose, it was someone saying, “Here is a really sensible idea. Why are you too stupid to understand?”
(from Diggers, by Terry Pratchett)
8*/10. The full review is here.