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10 Famous Quotes by Algernon Sydney
1/15/1623 - 12/7/1683
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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.

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All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.

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Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.

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God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it.

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Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.

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Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.

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No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.

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Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.

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That is the best Government, which best provides for war.

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The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.

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