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Quotation by Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835), German statesman, philologist. The Limits of State Action, ch. 8 (1792, repr. 1854), Trans and ed. J.W. Burrow (1969).
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