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(About Angels, Government, Man)

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

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The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
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The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy
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The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself.
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All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.
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A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
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What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?
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