George Bernard Shaw Quote

It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good. Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take care of itself. To guarantee his freedom on condition that you approve of his moral character is formally to abolish all freedom whatsoever, as every man's liberty is at the mercy of a moral indictment which any fool can trump up against everyone who violates custom, whether as a prophet or as a rascal.


Preface - Major Barbara (1905)

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It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good. Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take...

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It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good. Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take...

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It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good. Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take...

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It is quite useless to declare that all men are born free if you deny that they are born good. Guarantee a man's goodness and his liberty will take...