It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled

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A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes

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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.

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Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint

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Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men

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Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

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