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" Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore, governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good and the government cannot... "
The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ... - Page 480
by John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
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The history of the five indian nations of Canada

Cadwallader Colden - 1747
...Government be never fo good, they 'will endeavour to warp and fpoil it to their Turn. I know fame fay, Let us have good Laws, and no matter for the Men that execute them : But let than conftder, That though good Laws do well, good Men do better : For good Laws may wart gccd Men,...
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The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada: Which are the Barrier ...

Cadwallader Colden - Iroquois Indians - 1750 - 487 pages
...Government be never fo good, they will endeavour to warp and fpoil it to their Turn. I know fomt fay, Let us have good Laws, and no matter for the Men that execute them : But let them confider, That though good Laws do well, good Men do better : For good Laws may want good Men, and...
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The History of the Five Indian Nations: Of Canada, which are Dependent on ...

Cadwallader Colden - 1755
...Government be never fo good, they will endeavour to warp and fpoil it to their Turn. I know fome fay, Let us have good Laws, and no matter for the Men that execute them : But let them Conjider, That though good Laws do well, goid Men do better : For good Laws may want geod Men, and...
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An Impartial History of the Present War in America: Containing an ..., Issue 7

James Murray - United States - 1778
...Si«&<i be never fo good, they will endeavour to warp and fpoil it to their turn. I know fome fay, Let us have good laws, and no matter for the men that execute them : But let them confidcr, That though good laws do well, good men do better: For good laws may want good men, and be...
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, John Elihu Hall - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1817
...men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad: if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never...know some say, let us have good laws, and no matter fur .the men -that execute them: but let them consider, that though good laws do well, good men do...
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The Philanthropist: Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions ..., Volume 4

Social service - 1814
...virtuous. It is also a proposition which is of mixed import, and highly calculated to mislead, that " if men be bad, let the government be never so good,...will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn." It is a fundamental proposition in politics, that with individual exceptions, which are not to be counted...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

Andrew Kippis, William Godwin - English poetry - 1814
...men upon governments. Let men he gcod, and th* government cannot be bad. If it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavour, to wnrp and spoil it to their turn. " I know some say, I,et us bavé good laws, and no matter for thé...
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The Christian Disciple, Volume 6

William Ellery Channing - 1818
...government cannot be bad ; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government he never so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil...it to their turn. I know some say let us have good Jaws and no matter for the men that execute them; but let them consider, that though good laws do well,...
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A Complete History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ...

Frederick Butler - United States - 1821
...bad, be the government ever so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to answer their turns. " I know some say, let us have good laws, and no matter for the men who execute them ; but let them consider, that though good laws do well, good men do better ; for good...
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Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume 1

Bibliography - 1826
...government cannot be bad ; if it be ill they will cure it. But if men he bad let the government be ever so good they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn. That therefore which makes a good constitution must keep it, viz. men of wisdom and virtue, qualities...
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