O ye that love mankind Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth Every spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe, Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as a stranger and England hath given her warning to depart. O receive the fugitive and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above.
The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.
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