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March 29, 2013

"Men are qualified for liberty

in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.... Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke [QQQ - Maggie's Farm]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 29, 2013 10:07 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The pain of truth. Archiving.

Posted by: Cond0011 at March 30, 2013 7:32 AM

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