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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: The freedom of Mankind does not lie in the fact that can do what we want, but that we do not have to do that which we do not want.
         

The freedom of Mankind does not lie in the fact that can do what we want, but that we do not have to do that which we do not want.


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