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Frederick Douglass, Italo Calvino, Voltaire


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"Any one having a white face, and being so disposed, could stop us, andsubject us to examination. ... When I get there [in Pennsylvania], Ishall not be required to have a pass; I can travel without beingdisturbed."

-- Frederick Douglass

[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,Written by Himself [1845] (Toronto: New American Library, 1968), p. 77and 93-94




"Nobody these days holds the written word

in such high esteem as police states do..."

-- Italo Calvino

(1923-1985) Italian writer




"Let the laws be clear, uniform and precise;

to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them."

-- Voltaire

[François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)


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