In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

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Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

God gave us the gift of life, it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

God gave us the gift of life, it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

I know many books which have bored their readers but I know of none which has done real evil.

I know many books which have bored their readers but I know of none which has done real evil.

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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