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Nice to read refreshing quotes that pretty much addresses the problems and situations of today:

(1) "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." [ Benjamin Franklin ]

(2) "Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament,
or a communist dictatorship. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack
of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."
[Hermann Goering]

(3) "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those
who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all
in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
[ Dwight Eisenhower ]

(4) "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." [Big Brother of George Orwell's '1984']
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