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If you have a nation of men who have risen to that height of moral cultivation that they will not declare war or carry arms, for they have not so much madness left in their brains, you have a nation of lovers, of benefactors, of true, great, and able men.
The peace of the man who has forsworn the use of the bullet seems to me not quite peace, but a canting impotence.
The picture waits for my verdict; it is not to command me, but I am to settle its claim to praise.
A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
We are not free to use today, or to promise tomorrow, because we are already mortgaged to yesterday.
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
Always pay; for first or last you must pay your entire debt.
In nature nothing can be given, all things are sold.
The instinct of the people is right.
The populace drag down the gods to their own level.
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