When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
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Source Notes: Source: ROBERT BOLT, A Man for All Seasons, act I, p. 12 . Sir Thomas More is speaking. Ellipses in original.
Robert Oxton Bolt (August 15, 1924 February 12, 1995) was an English playwright and screenwriter.