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The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing

The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing

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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in read more

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

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The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can read more

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.

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Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than read more

Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.

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The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.

The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

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Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which read more

Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

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