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...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

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Philosophical Dictionary 1764

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    ... mientras la gente no quiera ejercer su libertad, aquellos que deseen tiranizar lo harán; porque los tiranos son activos y ardientes, y se dedicarán en nombre de cualquier número de dioses, religiosos y de otro tipo, a poner grilletes a los hombres dormidos.

    ... enquanto as pessoas não quiserem exercer sua liberdade, aqueles que desejam tiranizar o farão; pois os tiranos são ativos e ardentes, e se dedicarão em nome de qualquer número de deuses, religiosos ou não, a colocar algemas nos homens adormecidos.

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