Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.
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Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
No one can become rich by the efforts of only their toil, but only by the discovery of some method of taxing the labor of others.
There is no wealth but life.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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