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" By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. "
Authority in the Modern State - Page 55
by Harold Joseph Laski - 1919 - 398 pages
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Letters of Lord Acton to Mary Gladstone

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton - Drew, Mary (Gladstone), 1847-1927 - 1904 - 349 pages
...mind at once acute, meditative, and well stored. Such, for instance, is the declaration, " By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion." " Liberty," proceeds the lecturer, " is not a means to a higher political...
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The Independent Review, Volume 2

1904
...to a higher political end. It is in itself the highest political end." And again : — " By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...believes his duty, against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion .... It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be...
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Letters of Lord Acton to Mary Gladstone

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton - Drew, Mary (Gladstone), 1847-1927 - 1904 - 349 pages
...for instance, is the declaration, " By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protectea in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom' and opinion." "Liberty," proceeds the lecturer, "is not a means to a higher political...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 13

Literature - 1905
...approach to History of Liberty, is to be found an interesting definition of that word. "By Liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes to be his duty, against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. Liberty. . ....
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 13

Literature - 1905
...approach to History of Liberty, is to be found an interesting definition of that word. "By Liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes to be his duty, against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. Liberty. . ....
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The History of Freedom: And Other Essays

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton - Liberty - 1907 - 638 pages
...Seneca, to Vinet and Tocqueville, than to the laws of Lycurgus or the Five Codes of France. . By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. The State is competent to assign duties and draw the line between good...
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The History of Freedom and Other Essays

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton - History - 1907 - 638 pages
...Seneca, to Vinet and Tocqueville, than to the laws of Lycurgus or the Five Codes of France. By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. The State is competent to assign duties and draw the line between good...
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The Economic Review, Volume 18

Christian sociology - 1908
...opening of the twentieth century sees the ancient principle of Liberty in dire peril: 4 " by Liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion." 1 Now, although it is true that the modern European world is not primarily...
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The Sociological Review, Volume 1

Sociology - 1908
...in the control of government; in one passage he defines it in the following terms: — " By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected...what he believes his duty against the influence of authorities and majorities, custom and opinion." The definition is, of course, too limited, and indeed...
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Is America Worth Saving?: Addresses on National Problems and Party Policies

Nicholas Murray Butler - Education - 1920 - 398 pages
...Acton defines liberty as satisfactorily as it has been defined by any one. He says that liberty is the assurance that every man shall be protected in...believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. Individual liberty is the corner-stone of the free state, and the assurances...
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