Modern Democracies, Volume 1

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Macmillan, 1921 - Democracy - 1324 pages

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Page 150 - You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time...
Page 454 - Roused though it be full often to a mood Which spurns the check of salutary bands, That this most famous Stream in bogs and sands Should perish ; and to evil and to good Be lost for ever. In our halls is hung Armoury of the invincible Knights of old : We must be free or die, who speak...
Page 43 - The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression. 3 The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation.
Page 47 - Of custom, law, and statute, took at once The attraction of a country in romance...
Page 43 - We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Page 41 - Popular government has been usually sought and won and valued not as a good thing in itself but as a means of getting rid of tangible grievances or securing tangible benefits.
Page 336 - The cantons are sovereign, so far as their sovereignty is not limited by the federal constitution ; and, as such, they exercise all the rights which are not delegated to the federal government.
Page 34 - Two Voices are there; one is of the Sea, One of the Mountains; each a mighty Voice: In both from age to age Thou didst rejoice, They were thy chosen Music, Liberty!
Page 473 - Party seems to exist for its own sake. In Canada ideas are not needed to make parties for these can live by heredity, and like the Guelfs and Ghibellines of mediaeval Italy, by memories of past combats.
Page 206 - Modern Democracies," after reviewing the history of Latin-American Republics, he says: About the moral of the whole story there is no question. Do not give to a people institutions for which it is unripe in the simple faith that the tool will give skill to the workman's hand. Respect Facts. Man is in each country not what we may wish him to be, but what Nature and History have made him.

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