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Lord Acton

Socialism means slavery.

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Learn as much by writing as by reading.

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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.

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History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.

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To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.

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Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

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There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.

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Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.

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