“All men without distinction, are allured by immediate advantages. Great minds alone are excited by distant good. So long as wisdom in its projects, calculates upon wisdom or relies upon it's own strength, it forms none by chimerical schemes—and runs the risk of making itself the laughter of the world. But it is certain of success, and can reckon upon aid and admiration, when it finds a place in its plans for barbarism, rapacity and superstition and can render the selfish passions of mankind the executor of its purposes.”

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