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Genius is nothing but continued attention.

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Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.

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Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

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The virtuos man is known by the desire he has to render his compatriots, if it be possible more illustrious and more happy.

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To limit the press is to insult a nation to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

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To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

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There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors....But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

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There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

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