Quote of the day

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free.
Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this;
no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.”
— William Godwin
(1756-1836)

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One response to “Quote of the day

  1. But how do you make men wise? You can educate them, but wisdom is something else altogether. Some people, no matter how educated are never wise and some with no education are very wise. I like better the quote by Herbert Spencer: “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”