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  1. This quote is given by Yuval Noah Harari in the book “Sapiens or A Brief History of Mankind”, but does not specify the source. Therefore, it is impossible to judge the validity and context.

    But in the context of Harari's own book, it looks like this:

    “Voltaire said: “There is no God, but do not tell my servant about it, or he will stab me in the night.” Hammurabi could have used the same words to defend his hierarchical principle, and Thomas Jefferson-the axiom of human rights. Homo sapiens have no inherent rights, just as spiders, hyenas, and chimpanzees do not. However, don't let the servants know, or we'll be slaughtered at night.”

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