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    Historically, means cannot be separated from ends ...
    — Harold Laski
    A second-class mind dealing with third-class material is hardly a necessity of life.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: mind 
     
    It would be madness to let the purposes or the methods of private enterprise set the habits of the age of atomic energy.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: age  energy  madness 
     
    Aside from theology and sex there is really nothing to talk about.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: theology  sex 
     
    If it weren't for the law, I would steal books; if it weren't for my purse, I would buy them.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: law 
     
    If there is one thing fundamental to the life of the spirit it is the absence of force.
    — Harold Laski
    Without equality, I say, there cannot be liberty.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: equality  liberty 
     
    The only real security for social well-being is the free exercise of men's minds.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: real  mind  exercise 
     
    A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: loyalty  healthy 
     
    Every State is known by the rights it maintains.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: right 
     
    The test, surely, of a creed is not the ability of those who accept it to announce their faith; its test is its ability to change their behavior in the ordinary round of daily life. Judged by that test, I know no religion that has a moral claim upon the allegiance of men.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: men  morals 
     
    No citizen enjoys genuine freedom of religious conviction until the state is indifferent to every form of religious outlook from Atheism to Zoroastrianism.
    — Harold Laski
    The number of substitutes for fine and clean thinking the world provides positively gnaws at one's vitals.
    — Harold Laski
    Those who know the normal life of the poor... will realize well enough that without economic security, liberty is not worth having.
    — Harold Laski
    tags: poor  liberty  economics  worth 
     
    Civilization means, above all, an unwillingness to inflict unnecessary pain ... those of us who heedlessly accept the commands of authority cannot yet claim to be civilized men.
    — Harold Laski
    A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.
    — Harold Laski
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