This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.
Quote by Algernon Sydney
Algernon Sydney Quotes
Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to...
To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the...
Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest...
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free;...
Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which...
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.
God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one...
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.
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of...
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal...
The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.
No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.
The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.