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A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
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A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
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A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
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All socialism involves slavery.
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An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
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Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
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Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
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Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
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Education has for its object the formation of character.
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Every cause produces more than one effect.
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Government is essentially immoral.
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Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
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How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
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In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances.
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Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
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Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.
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Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
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Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
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Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
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No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
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Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
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Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.
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Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.
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Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
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People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.
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Science is organized knowledge.
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Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
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The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
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The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
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The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
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The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
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The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
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The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
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The ultimate effect of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
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The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
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Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
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Volumes might be written upon the impiety of the pious.
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We all decry prejudice, yet are all prejudiced.
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We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
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What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
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When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
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