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Quotation by Sir Walter Raleigh
Whoso taketh in hand to frame any state or government ought to presuppose that all men are evil, and at occasions will show themselves so to be.
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618), British author, soldier, explorer. repr. In The Works of Sir Walter Raleigh, vol. 1 (1751). "Maxims of State," ch. 26, The Cabinet Council.
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