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