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God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country."
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Benjamin Franklin, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789

US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 - 1790)

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