Wilhelm von Humboldt Quote

Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, but yet real activity. The ardent desire for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.


Ch. 1 - The Limits of State Action (1792)

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Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, but yet real...

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Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, but yet real...

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Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, but yet real...

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Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, but yet real...