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Alice Walker
Source/Notes:
As quoted in The Best Liberal Quotes Ever : Why the Left is Right (2004) by William P. Martin, p. 173
Edmund Burke
Source/Notes:
Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771
Anonymous
Source/Notes:
This quote is often attributed to Samuel Johnson and also to Washington Irving. The earliest attribution found so far is to Dr. Samuel Johnson in: "Our Home Magazine and Mothers' Journal, Volume 6" (1841), p. 189. Earliest attribution to Irving found so far, in: "Gone before: being a manual of consolation for the bereaved, and a well of sympathy filled by H. Southgate" (1873), p. 232. This quote is probably apocryphal.

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Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.

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