“I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.” – Henry Louis Mencken (1880 – 1956), Journalist and Social Critic.
Model: 13-year old Renan Alberto Miguel Alves, member of the Grupo Cultural Beija-Flor (Capoeira)
Taken with Canon Powershot S300
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