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Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple dev
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man.
I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
While abroad, he met with a very salacious English woman, whose liberality retrieved his fortune, with several circumstances more
Only if loves fire with the breath
Of life be kindled, I doubt, ...
Having interr'd her Infant-birth,
The watry ground that late did mourn, ...
Where all the beauties that those ashes owed
Are now bestowed?
Tell us, alas, that cannot tell our grief,
Or hope relief.
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