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Wilhelm von Humboldt
(1767-1835) born on
Jun 22
German scholar, philosopher, diplomat, educator. His contribution to the development of language science was highly valued in the 20th century.
         
   
F
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.

R
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
A
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
N
Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.
K
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Limits of State Action," ch. 8, 1792.
R: "Limits of State Action," ch. 16, 1792.
A: "Limits of State Action," ch. 8, 1792.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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