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No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
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Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
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The war of mankind against other living things: Man has muliplied to the swarming stage, become a scourge and a pestilence upon the Earth, a threat to all life, including his own. Man the Pest.
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Life is cruel? Compared to what?
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Why would it not be possible to create a sane, healthy, happy human society based on principles of common sense? on what we actually know, the simple truths of living experience, rather then on abstract doctrines of a life hereafter, or a life before, or on techno-utopia or the worship of power and domination? eh? Why not? Stranger things have take place.
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