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Quote from Baruch Spinoza,

"Laws which prescribe what everyone must believe,
and forbid men to say or write anything
against this or that opinion,
are often passed to gratify, or rather
to appease the anger of those
who cannot abide independent minds."


Baruch Spinoza (more quotes by Baruch Spinoza or books by/about Baruch Spinoza)

(1632-1677) Dutch philosopher of Sephardi Portuguese origin


Theological Political Treatise, 1670


Censorship, Free Thought, Independence, Law, Press, Prohibition, Reason, Religion, Speech


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