Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.
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Do you think I was born in a wood to be afraid of an owl.
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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
If they would, for Example, praise the Beauty of a Woman, or any other Animal, they describe it by Rhombs, Circles, Parallelograms, Ellipses, and other geometrical terms ...
It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.
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