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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 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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Modern Political Thought: A Reader

John Gingell, Adrian Little, Christopher Winch - Political Science - 2000 - 293 pages
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Free Trade and Protectionism in America: Southern and northern free-traders

Lars Magnusson - Free trade - 2000 - 300 pages
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The Riddle of the Modern World: Of Liberty, Wealth and Equality

Alan Macfarlane, NA NA - History - 2000 - 326 pages
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Modern Political Thought: A Reader

John Gingell, Adrian Little, Christopher Winch - Political Science - 2002 - 304 pages
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The Discovery of First Principles

Edward J. Dodson - Social Science - 2002 - 668 pages
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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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