A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the People... those who subjected themselves to the will of a man were governed by a beast.
Quote by Algernon Sydney
Algernon Sydney Quotes
The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal...
Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which...
No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.
To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free;...
The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature.
This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to...
Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest...
That is the best Government, which best provides for war.
The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one...
Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to...
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of...
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.
Who will wear a shoe that hurts him, because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well...