I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
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