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"It is a happy circumstance in human affairs that evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other."
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-349402
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"Natural rights [are] the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established."
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-349374

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"The law of nature is universal. For it is true, not only that all men are equally subject to the command of their Maker; but it is true also, that the law of nature, having its foundation in the constitution and state of man, has an essential fitness for all mankind, and binds them without distinction."
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-349597
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"The law of nature is immutable; not by the effect of an arbitrary disposition, but because it has its foundation in the nature, constitution, and mutual relations of men and things."
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-349596
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"By exclusive property, the productions of the earth and the means of subsistence are secured and preserved, as well as multiplied. What belongs to no one is wasted by every one. What belongs to one man in particular is the object of his economy and care."
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"When a nation has a right, and is under an obligation to preserve itself and its members; it has, by a necessary consequence, a right to do every thing, which, without injuring others, it can do, in order to accomplish and secure those objects . . . . The same principles, which evince the right of a nation to do every thing, which it lawfully may, for the preservation of itself and its members, evince its right, also, to avoid and prevent, as much as it lawfully may, every thing which would load"
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"Nations, as well as men, are taught by the law of nature, gracious in its precepts, to consider their happiness as the great end of their existence. But without existence there can be no happiness: the means, therefore, must be secured, in order to secure the end."
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-349593
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"With consistency, beautiful and undeviating, human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law. In the contemplation of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb. By the law, life is protected not only from immediate destruction, but from every degree of actual violence, and, in some cases, from every degree of danger."
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-349592
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"There is not in the whole science of politiks a more solid or a more important maxim than this ? that of all governments, those are the best, which, by the natural effect of their constitutions, are frequently renewed or drawn back to their first principles."
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"Every prudent and cautious judge . . . will remember, that his duty and his business is, not to make the law, but to interpret and apply it."
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-349589
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"Superior force may reside with predominant malevolence. Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolance, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also."
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-349586
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"When we say, that all men are equal; we mean not to apply this equality to their virtues, their talents, their dispositions, or their acquirements."
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"Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both."
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"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."
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-349580
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"[The President] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed."
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-349579
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"In observations on this subject, we hear the legislature mentioned as the peoples representatives. The distinction, intimated by concealed implication, through probably, not avowed upon reflection, is, that the executive and judicial powers are not connected with the people by a relation so strong or near or dear. But is high time that we should chastise our prejudices; and that we should look upon the different parts of government with a just and impartial eye."
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-349577
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"In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful."
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-349576
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness."
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-349572
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"When divorces can be summoned to the aid of levity, of vanity, or of avarice, a state of marriage frequently becomes a state of war or strategem."
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"A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right."
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"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing."
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-349475
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"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."
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"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."
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"A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation."
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"Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God."
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Catholic Church

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Rponse toutes les adhsions de M. Flamarens, (ci-devant vque de Prigueux): savoir, son adhsion lExposition des principes; lInstruction pastorale de M. de Boulogne, & lInstruction de M. de Langres

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-415985

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Robert Adair Esqr.

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Earl of Bute, the Maecenas of botany; an allegorical representation of the prosperity of Great Britain under Lord Butes administration.

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John Horne Tooke Esq.

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