Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.
Quote by Algernon Sydney
Algernon Sydney Quotes
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...
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.
Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest...
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.
The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal...
To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free;...
All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.
God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one...
The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.
This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to...
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of...
A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the...
That is the best Government, which best provides for war.