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The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French ...
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Page 87 - The more perfect civilization is, the less occasion has it for government, because the more does it regulate its own affairs, and govern itself...
Page 59 - ... but when contempt is added, it becomes worse ; and to pay for contempt, is the excess of slavery. This species of government comes from Germany ; and reminds me of what one of the Brunswick soldiers told me, who was taken prisoner by the Americans in the late war. "Ah...
Page 24 - We fear God ; we look up with awe to kings ; with affection to parliaments ; with duty to magistrates ; with reverence to priests ; and with respect to nobility...
Page 86 - But she has gone further. She has not only forced man into society by a diversity of wants which the reciprocal aid of each other can supply, but she has implanted in him a system of social affections, which, though not necessary to his existence, are essential to his happiness.
Page 20 - History will record, that on the morning of the 6th of October, 1789, the king and queen of France, after a day of confusion, alarm, dismay, and slaughter, lay down, under the pledged security of public faith, to indulge nature in a few hours of respite, and troubled, melancholy repose.
Page 110 - ... •With respect to the two Houses, of which the English Parliament is composed, they appear to be effectually influenced into one, and, as a legislature, to have no temper of its own. The minister, whoever he at any time may be, touches it as with an opium wand, and it sleeps obedience.
Page 25 - He therefore deposits this right in the common stock of society, and takes the arm of society, of which he is a part, in preference and in addition to his own. Society grants him nothing. Every man is a proprietor in society, and draws on the capital as a matter of right.
Page 26 - The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on whicH they have a right to exist.