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    Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)