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I have already told you that what I want to speak about is the great discovery I have made lately - the discovery that all the sources of our moral life are poisoned and that the whole fabric of our civic community is founded on the pestiferous soil of falsehood.
There are three Empires. First there is the Empire which was founded on the tree of knowledge. Then there is the Empire founded on the tree of the Cross. The third is still a secret Empire which will be founded on the tree of knowledge and the tree of the Cross — brought together.
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
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The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
March 20, 1828
May 23, 1906
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