Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others.

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Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.

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The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

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The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind

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The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.

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The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

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The only part of the conduct of anyone for which he is amenable to society is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.

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Men do not want solely the obedience of women, they want their sentiments.

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Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the means of earning their bread.

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