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Politics is the ordering of the household or the city as they ought to be according to the requirements of ethics and wisdom so that the multitude could be made to follow a path leading to the protection and preservation of the species.
–Ab? Zayd ‘Abdu r-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Khald?n (??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?????), Muqaddimat (?????? ??? ?????) i, 62 (1377 CE)(M. Mahdi transl. 1957)
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”