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Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion. The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
Dissidents should be paid 13 months’ salary for a year, otherwise our mindless unanimity will bring us to an even more hopeless state of stagnation. It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality — the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.
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