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"Reason and Ignorance, the opposites of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in a country, the machinery of Government goes easily on. Reason obeys itself; and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it."
Thomas Paine (more quotes by Thomas Paine or books by/about Thomas Paine)
(1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author
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