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Liberty, Intelligence and Courage ~ Mastery

Liberty, intelligence and courage.

Liberty, intelligence and courage.

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
~ Emma Goldman

Mmmmm… perhaps, but I think not.

People have only so much liberty as their mastery of themselves. No matter the strictures of state, or community, or friends or family … the surest bonds are those we unwittingly wind about ourselves. Such bonds muddle our intellect, and mis-direct our courage, so that with the very best intentions we make slaves of ourselves, and of others.

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