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Quote 6118by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.
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    Quote 6499by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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      Quote 6501by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

      The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
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