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Henry David Thoreau, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Babington Macaulay


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"The law will never make men free;

it is men who have got to make the law free."

-- Henry David Thoreau


Source: Slavery in Massachusetts (1854)




"The most dangerous man, to any government,

is the man who is able to think things out for himself,

without regard to prevailing superstition or taboo."

-- H. L. Mencken

(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

Source: Minority Report




"I have long been convinced that institutions purely democratic must,

sooner or later, destroy liberty, or civilization, or both."

-- Thomas Babington Macaulay

(1800-1859) [Lord Macaulay] 1st Baron Macaulay, British historian


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