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Rousseau on Freedom

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau



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What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.



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I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.

Paine, Thomas

—Thomas Paine

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I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.

Baudelaire, Charles

—Charles Baudelaire

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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.



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If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel.


—Bibi Netanyahu

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Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.


—Will Rogers

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