Once men sang together round a table in chorus; now one man sings alone, for the absurd reason that he can sing better. If scientific civilization goes on (which is most improbable) only one man will laugh, because he can laugh better than the rest.
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 44794-44798). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.