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    Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Whatever does not spring from a man’s free choice, or is only the result of instruction and guidance, does not enter into his very being, but still remains alien to his true nature; he does not perform it with truly human energies, but merely with mechanical exactness.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    We must cling to the belief that the incomprehensible is comprehensible; otherwise we would not continue to search.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Freedom is slavery some poets tell us.
    Enslave yourself to the right leader’s truth,
    Christ’s or Karl Marx’, and it will set you free.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)