A little learning indeed may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
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