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He who dares not offend cannot be honest.


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The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.



A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.

A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.



[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit.

[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit.



If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.



The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.



Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.



Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.

Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.



Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.



He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.





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