2 thoughts on “Love me not!

    • Santayana says:

      “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
      I hope I am over wary; but if I am not, there is, even now, something of ill-omen amongst us. I mean the increasing disregard for law which pervades the country; the growing disposition to substitute the wild and furious passions, in lieu of the sober judgement of Courts; and the worse than savage mobs, for the executive ministers of justice. This disposition is awfully fearful in any community; and that it now exists in ours, though grating to our feelings to admit, it would be a violation of truth, and an insult to our intelligence, to deny.”
      Abraham Lincoln, “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”, an address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois January 27, 1838 https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln1/1:130?hi=0;rgn=div1;singlegenre=All;sort=occur;subview=detail;type=simple;view=fulltext;q1=by+suicide

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