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The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
I am no courtier, nor moderator, nor Tribune, nor defender of the people: I am myself the people.
Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts.
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