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  • Ed shared from Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
    "Yes, of course, we are serving our country, and we are very hardly used too. We do society very great services that are not recognized. In fact, a superior man must rise above vulgar prejudices, and a Christian must resign himself to the mishaps that doing right entails, when right is done in an out-of-the-way style.
    Note: As they are planning an assassination of a crook, this statement comes from a policeman in Honore de Balzac's Father Goriot. Interesting, I think.
  • Ed shared from Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt
    “The alleged clash between freedom and security . . . turns out to be a chimera. For there is no freedom if it is not secured by the state; and conversely, only a state which is controlled by the free citizens can offer them any reasonable security.”   —KARL POPPER
    Note: A worthwhile observation.