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It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

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The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and read more

The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.

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For the principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It read more

For the principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed.

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I've never professed to be anything but an average student.

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.

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No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law.

No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law.

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Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

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To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.

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It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt.

It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt.

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A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.

A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.

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