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    Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
    —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)

    Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
    Clement Attlee (1883–1967)

    Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Mannerism always wants to be finished and doesn’t enjoy the process. Genuine, truly great talent, however, finds its greatest satisfaction in the production.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    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)