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Thomas Philbrick

Writings on Law, Religion, Art, and Culture

“Liberty without wisdom and virtue is the greatest of all possible evils.”

Edmund Burke

“Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The life which is unexamined is not worth living.”

Plato, Apology

Nullius in Verbo (“Take no one’s word for it; see for yourself.”)