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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1072
AUTHOR:Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
QUOTATION:He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS PAINE, “Dissertation on First Principles of Government,” The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p. 277 (1895). Originally published in 1795.
SUBJECTS:Liberty
WORKS:Thomas Paine Collection
 
 
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