Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
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The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
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Nations, like men, have their infancy.
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Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
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The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
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Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
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We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.
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Bolingbroke, Henry

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