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" In governments, that is, in societies directed by laws, liberty can consist only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will. "
The Philanthropist: Or Philosophical Essays on Politics, Government, Morals ... - Page 10
1795 - 343 pages
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The Spirit of Laws, Volume 1

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Jurisprudence - 1750
...pejbple feem to do what they pleafe j but political liberty does not confift in an unreftrained fjfeedom. In governments, that is, in focieties directed by laws, liberty can confift only in die power of doing what •we ought to will, and in not being conftrained to ^ do what we ought not...
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The Spirit of Laws: Translated from the French of M. de Secondat, Baron de ...

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Jurisprudence - 1773 - 534 pages
...liberty. CHAP. III. In 'what Liberty confijls TT is true, that in democracies the people feem rr to aft as they pleafe; but political liberty does not confift...liberty can confift only in the power of doing what cording to their own laws ; this makes them confider themfelve* as a free people. * The Ruffians could...
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The Politician's Dictionary: Or, a Summary of Political Knowledge ..., Volume 1

Europe - 1775
...in an unlimited freedom. In governments, that is in- fociet1es directed by laws, liberty can conf1ft only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being con ftrained to do what we ought not to will. We rnuft have continua ly prefent to our...
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The Spirit of Laws, Volume 1

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Constitutional law - 1793 - 513 pages
...the people feem to ^ do what they pleafe ; but political liberty does not confift in an unreftrained freedom. In governments, that is, in focieties directed...only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being copftrained to do what we ought not to will. We muft have continually prefent to our minds...
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The Spirit of Laws, Volume 1

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Jurisprudence - 1794
...liberty does not confift in an unreftrained freedom. In governments, that is, in focieties direfted by laws, liberty can confift only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being conftrained to do what we ought not to will. We muft have continually prefent to our minds...
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Progress of Education and Manners

John Buddo - Education - 1801 - 180 pages
...civil law.". . -• . . , . In governments, that is, in focieties directed by laws, liberty can confifl only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being conftrained to do what we ought not to will. We ought always to have prefent to our minds...
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The spirit of laws. Transl. 1st Amer. ed, Volume 1

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - 1802
...liberty does not confift in an unreftrained freedom. In governments, that is, in, focieties direfted by laws, liberty can confift only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being conftrained to do what we ought not to will. We muft have continually prefent to our minds...
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The Spirit of Laws, Volumes 1-2

Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu - Jurisprudence - 1823
...in an unlimited freedom. In governments, that is, in societies directed by laws, liberty can consist only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do, what we ought not to will. We must have continually present to our...
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The Political Text Book: Comprising a View of the Origin and Objects of ...

William Carpenter - Great Britain - 1833 - 248 pages
...in an unlimited freedom. In governments, that is, in societies directed by laws, liberty can consist only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do, what we ought not to will. We must have continually present to OUT...
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A Comparative View of the Constitutions of Great Britain and the United ...

Peter Freeland Aiken - Constitutional law - 1842 - 192 pages
...an unrestrained freedom. In governments, that is, in societies directed by laws, liberty can consist only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will." Very different is the democratic idea of...
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