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"The only ends for which governments are constituted, and obedience rendered to them, are the obtaining of justice and protection; and they who cannot provide for both give the people a right of taking such ways as best please themselves, in order to their own safety."
Algernon Sidney (more quotes by Algernon Sidney or books by/about Algernon Sidney)
(1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader
Government, Justice, Protection, Rights, Safety