• Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.

    Annie Wood Besant (1910). “The Changing World: And Lectures to Theosophical Students; Fifteen Lectures Delivered in London During May, June, and July 1909”