These are my politics: to change what we can; to better what we can; but still to bear in mind that man is but a devil weakly fettered by some generous beliefs and impositions; and for no word however nobly sounding, and no cause however just and pious, to relax the stricture of these bonds.

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Stevenson, Robert Louis and Fanny Stevenson. "Epilogue of the Cigar Divan." More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1885.