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    Government and state can never be perfect because they owe their raison d'etre to the imperfection of man and can attain their end, the elimination of man's innate impulse to violence, only by recourse to violence, the very thing they are called upon to prevent.

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It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they read more

It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they multiply their own chains. You can liberate a freeman, but you cannot liberate a slave.

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What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to read more

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

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No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

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We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor read more

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

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Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.

Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.

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Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

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The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge, and principles of the majority form read more

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge, and principles of the majority form the tribunal of appeal.

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They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have read more

They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that "one man is as good as another;" a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.

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We should...be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our read more

We should...be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our values but by forbidding the state to promulgate any values at all. If the state can espouse some value that we love, it can, with equal justice, espouse others we do not love.

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