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" Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments; and even in these it is not always found. It is there only when there is no abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry... "
The Philanthropist: Or Philosophical Essays on Politics, Government, Morals ... - Page 10
1795 - 343 pages
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The Politician's Dictionary: Or, a Summary of Political Knowledge ..., Volume 1

Europe - 1775
...there only when there is mo abule of power ; but conftant experience fhews us that every man invefted with power is apt to abufe it; and to carry his authority as far as it will go, Is knot ftrange, though true, to &y, that virtue itfelf has need of limits ? To prevent this abufe 1t...
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The Spirit of Laws, Volumes 1-2

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Jurisprudence - 1823
...abuse of power ; but constant experience shews us, that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it ; and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say, that virtue itself has need of limits ? To prevent this abuse, it is...
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The Spirit of Laws: Including D'Alembert's Analysis of the Work, Volume 1

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Evolution - 1899
...abuse of .power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits ? /~ To prevent this abuse, it is...
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Select Cases on the Law of Torts: With Notes, and a Summary of ..., Volume 2

John Henry Wigmore - Torts - 1912
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse & ; strange (though true) to say that virtue itself has need of limits? To prevent this abuse, it is necessary...
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Readings in Political Philosophy

Francis William Coker - Political science - 1914 - 573 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits? To prevent this abuse, it is necessary...
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The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local

William Bennett Munro - United States - 1919 - 648 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits ? To prevent this abuse, it is necessary...
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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Government Operations

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations - Executive departments - 1973
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits? ... To prevent this abuse, it is...
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Impoundment of Appropriated Funds by the President: Joint Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Impoundment of Funds - Executive impoundment of appropriated funds - 1973 - 1129 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits? ... To prevent this abuse, it Is...
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Impoundment of Appropriated Funds by the President: Joint Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Impoundment of Funds - Executive impoundment of appropriated funds - 1973 - 1129 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits? ... To prevent this abuse, it is...
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The Radical Lord Radnor: The Public Life of Viscount Folkestone, Third Earl ...

Ronald K. Huch - Biography & Autobiography - 1977 - 218 pages
...with Montesquieu that "constant experience shows that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." There had to be some disinterested politicians who would help keep corruption in government to a minimum....
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