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'A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.'

'Elegance is inferior to virtue.'

'I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves'

'Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos'

'It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason'

'It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.'

'Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.'

'My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free'

Born in Kings Cross, London
Died in Bournemouth, Dorset
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Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking - Humphry Davy
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Churchill Fails in Oldham By-Election - 1899, Beatles release 'All You Need is Love' - 1967, Four terrorists explode bombs on London Transport system - 2005
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