The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
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I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
Doubt is a not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
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