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"Nay, all laws must fall, human societies that subsist by them be dissolved, and all innocent persons be exposed to the violence of the most wicked, if men might not justly defend themselves against injustice by their own natural right, when the ways prescribed by publick authority cannot be taken."
Algernon Sidney (more quotes by Algernon Sidney or books by/about Algernon Sidney)
(1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader
Discourses Concerning Government 266-67 (1763)
Authority, Defense, Disarmament, Individual Rights, Injustice, Society, Violence