Freedom is but an empty illusion when one class of men can starve another with impunity. Equality is but an empty illusion when the rich, through monopolies, have the decision of life or death over their own kind.
Jacques Roux, Manifesto of the Enrag├ęs (1793)

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As the astronomer rejoices in new knowledge which compels him to give up the dignity of our globe as the centre, the pride, and even the final cause of the universe, so do those who have escaped from the Christian mythology enjoy their release from the superstition which fails to make happy, fails to make good, fails to make wise, and has become as great an obstacle in the way of progress as the prior mythologies which it took the place of nearly two thousand years ago.
Harriet Martineau

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From the dawn of civilisation onwards crowds have always undergone the influence of illusions. It is to the creators of illusions that they have raised more temples, statues, and altars then to any other class of men.
Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd

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As long as men are obliged to die, some of them, unable to endure the prospect, will concoct fond illusions.

Michael Onfray

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