Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.

Baruch Spinoza

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Benjamin Disraeli My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
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Baruch Spinoza

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