A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.

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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him burglar

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

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