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" POLITICAL writers have established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, than... "
Essays: Moral, Political and Literary - Page 40
by David Hume - 2007 - 628 pages
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects

David Hume - Ethics - 1758 - 539 pages
...government, and fixing the feveral checks and controuls of the conftitution, every man ought to be fuppofed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private intereft. By this intercft we mud govern him, and, by means of it, make him co-operate...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1768
...government, and fixing the feveral checks and controuls of the conftitution, every man ought to be fuppofed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private intereft. By this intereft we muft govern him, and, by means of it, make him co-operate...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1788
...government, and fixing the feveral checks and controuls of the conftitution, every man ought to be fuppofed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, than private intercft. By this intereft we muft govern him, and by means of it make him, notwithftanding his infatiable...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects

David Hume - 1804
...a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controuls of the constitution, every man ought to be supposed...his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution,...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - Philosophy - 1809
...a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controuls of the constitution, every man ought to be supposed...his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution,...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1817
...established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought...his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution,...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - English essays - 1825
...established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought...actions, than private interest. By this interest we mast govern him, and, by means of it, make him, notwithstanding his insatiable avarice and ambition,...
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A Fragment on Mackintosh: Being Strictures on Some Passages in the ...

James Mill - Ethics - 1835 - 431 pages
...established it as a ma^im, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought...his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution,...
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A fragment on Mackintosh [by J. Mill] strictures on some passages in the ...

James Mill, James Mackintosh (sir.) - 1835
...established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought...his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution,...
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The Official and Other Papers of the Late Major-General Alexander Hamilton ...

Alexander Hamilton - United States - 1842 - 496 pages
...established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought...knave; and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him; and, by means of it, make him co-operate...
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