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Algernon Sidney Quotes

I will believe in the right of one man to govern a nation despotically when I find a man born unto the world with boots and spurs, and a nation with saddles on their backs.
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Liars need to have good memories.

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Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.

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The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.

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God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it.

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The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.

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A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the People ... those who subjected themselves to the will of a man were governed by a beast.

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This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.

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The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature.

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That is the best Government, which best provides for war.

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Swords were given to men, that none might be Slaves, but such as know not how to use them.

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If his Majesty is resolved to have my head, he may make a whistle of my arse if he pleases.

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