Wednesday, April 25, 2012

James Burgh on Conflit

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

In "The Dignity of Human Nature" (1754). James Burgh (1714–1775) was a British Whig politician whose book Political Disquisitions set out an early case for free speech and universal suffrage.

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