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    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Our foibles are really what make us lovable.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Those people upstairs think that Karl Marx was somebody who wrote a good anti-trust law.
    Warren Beatty (b. 1937)

    Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)