We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her and admit censorship.

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet there would be no more wars.

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity a free mind belief in good taste and belief in t

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

History develops art stands still.

History develops, art stands still.

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What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

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