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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1688
AUTHOR: Eric Hoffer (1902–83)
QUOTATION: It is cheering to see that the rats are still around—the ship is not sinking.
ATTRIBUTION: ERIC HOFFER, “Thoughts of Eric Hoffer, Including: ‘Absolute Faith Corrupts Absolutely,’” The New York Times Magazine, April 25, 1971, p. 24.
SUBJECTS: Ships and shipping