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Quote of the Day

“The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others. No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develope their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty.”
— Baruch Spinoza

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“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”
— Frederick Douglass

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“Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.”
–John Wesley

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“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

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“…quienes quieren su cuota de poder o simplemente cambiar por cambiar, tienden a desesperarse y a unirse a cualquier persona o plataforma con esa Ășnica finalidad”.
— Alberto Schlesinger

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“I think the greatest single enemy is the misuse of information, the perversion of truth in the hands of terribly skillful people.”
— John le CarrĂ©

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“A false conclusion once arrived at and widely accepted is not easily dislodged
and the less it is understood the more tenaciously it is held.”
— Georg Cantor

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“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
— Euripides

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“We see many instances of cities going down like sinking ships to their
destruction. There have been such wrecks in the past and there surely will be
others in the future, caused by the wickedness of captains and crews alike. For
these are guilty men, whose sin is supreme ignorance of what matters most.”
— Plato

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“The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends
and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while
we are drifting side by side to our common doom.”
— Clarence S. Darrow