Self-command is the main discipline.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.
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The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbor to be governed, but he himself doesn’t want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.
Nay, number itself in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for, as Virgil saith, It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be.