Quotation by Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835), German statesman, philologist. repr. (1854), trans. and ed. by J.W. Burrow (1969). The Limits of State Action, ch. 10 (1792).
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