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The consent of the governed" is more than a safeguard against ignorant tyrants: it is an insurance against benevolent despots as well.


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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.



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He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.



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There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.



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The press does not tell us what to think, it tells us what to think about.



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The present crisis of Western democracy is a crisis in journalism.



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To create a minimum standard of life below which no human being can fall is the most elementary duty of the democratic state.



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It is often very illuminating...to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion?





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