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.
No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.
Who will wear a shoe that hurts him, because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well...
Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to...
'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...
The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature.
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.
To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one...
All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.
This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to...
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free;...
The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of...