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Quote from Michel de Montaigne,

"Laws are maintained in credit,
not because they are essentially just,
but because they are laws.
It is the mystical foundation of their authority;
they have none other."


Michel de Montaigne (more quotes by Michel de Montaigne or books by/about Michel de Montaigne)

[Michel Eyquem De Montaigne] (1532-1592) French Renaissance scholar, philosopher, writer


Essays, 1575


Authority, Constitution, Justice, Law, Power


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