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What is it to be a good citizen?
It is to acknowledge the other person’s rights before asserting your own, but always to be conscious of your own.
It is to be free in word and deed, but it is also to know that your freedom is subject to the other person’s freedom.
It is to create the useful and the beautiful with you own hands, and to admire what others have created in love and with faith.
It is to produce by labor and only by labor and to spend less than you have produced that your children may not be dependent upon the state for support when you are no more.
  —  Kahlil Gibran
from his book: “Mirrors Of The Soul
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