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Atheism
Engrave this Quote During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.
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Discovery
Engrave this Quote I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.
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Integrity
Engrave this Quote I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization.
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Liberty
Engrave this Quote Old England liberty -- to be robbed by the Ministry, and insulted by the populace without redress.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote Such indeed is the superior longevity of the fair females of Surinam, compared to that of the males (owing chiefly, as I said, to their excesses of all sorts) that I have frequently known wives who have buried four husbands, but never met a man in this country who had survived two wives.
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Nudity
Engrave this Quote To be sure an European woman would blush to her fingers ends at the very idea of appearing publicly stark naked; but education and prejudice are everything, since it is an axiom, that where there is no feeling of self-reproach, there can assuredly be no shame.
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Poetry
Engrave this Quote Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.
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