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Plato
Source/Notes:
As quoted in "Antiquity: Or The Wise Instructor" (1773), p. 70
Washington Irving
Source/Notes:
Philip of Pokanoket : An Indian Memoir. - The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)

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There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.

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