All national institutions of churches whether Jewish Christian or Turkish appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit.

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To say that any people are not fit for freedom is to make poverty their choice and to say they had

To say that any people are not fit for freedom is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he viol

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by r

I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.

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    Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

    Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

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