Relying on pet aphorisms can lead to lazy mental habits, but over the years I’ve found a few that have proved more dependable than most.

Of these, one stands out for its challenging simplicity — 12 words that embody not the forgettable obviousness of most of what passes for aphoristic wisdom but a testing idea about human liberty: “There are no freedoms so dangerous as those that are not exercised.”..

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