We are as great as our belief in human liberty - no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves.
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Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
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