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