The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln did not hesitate to dispel the notion that he was a champion of racial equality 'I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.'
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