Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.

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Goodness armed with power is corrupted, and pure love without power is destroyed.

Goodness armed with power is corrupted, and pure love without power is destroyed.

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.

Democracy is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.

If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else.

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.

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    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

    Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.

    Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.

    Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

    Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

    Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

    Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

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