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" We must have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all his... "
The Philanthropist: Or Philosophical Essays on Politics, Government, Morals ... - Page 2
1795 - 343 pages
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 63

Law - 1906
...ought not to will. We must ba.\e continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever...citizen could do what they forbid, he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all his fellow-citizens would have the same power." Again, the same author...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 96

Law - 1923
...state was instituted. Montesquieu points out in his ' ' Spirit of Laws" that political liberty "is the right of doing whatever the laws permit; and if a citizen could do what they forbid, he would no longer have liberty, since the rest would have the same power." Thus, to him, paradoxical as it...
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The Spirit of Laws: A Compendium of the First English Edition

Montesquieu - Philosophy - 1977 - 516 pages
...not to will. [2] We must have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever...and if a citizen could do what they forbid, he would no longer be possest of liberty, because all his fellow citizens would have the same power. THE SAME...
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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volume 9

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - Washington (D.C.) - 1906
...subscription price was raised to $4. In 1797 the heading contained this quotation from Montesquieu: ' ' Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit...citizen could do what they forbid he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all of his fellow citizens would have the same power." pher, in the issue...
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Records, Volume 9

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1906
...subscription price was raised to $4. In 1797 the heading contained this quotation from Montesquieu : ' ' Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit...citizen could do what they forbid he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all of his fellow citizens would have the same power." Substituted for...
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The Myth of the Modern Presidency

David K. Nichols - Biography & Autobiography - 2010
...liberty held up by Montesquieu." A man cannot be free without law. Montesquieu explains: "Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty, because all of his fellow-citizens would have the same power." M...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...ought not to will. We must have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit." The whole of this taken together forms, in my opinion, the just idea of political liberty . . . any...
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Helvetius: His Life and Place in the History of Educational Thought

Ian Cumming - Social Science - 1998 - 260 pages
...freedom.' 'We must,' he said 'have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever...citizen could do what they forbid, he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all his fellow-citizens would have the same power.'2 Montesquieu noted...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 pages
...ought not to will. We must have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever...and if a citizen could do what they forbid, he would no longer be possessed of liberty, because all his fellow citizens would have the same power. (Spirit...
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A Fresh Look at Empiricism: 1927-42

Bertrand Russell, John Greer Slater, Peter Köllner - Philosophy - 1996 - 886 pages
...less than exists in modern democratic states. Thus Montesquieu, quoting Cicero, says: "Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a...citizen could do what they forbid he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all 30 his fellow-citizens would be possessed of the same power." This...
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