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Quote from Algernon Sidney,

"[T]here is a difference between lions and asses; and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men, that none might be slaves, but such as know not how to use them."



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Algernon Sidney (more quotes by Algernon Sidney or books by/about Algernon Sidney)


(1622-1683) English statesman, republican political theorist, colonel, and opponent of KingĀ Charles II of England, who was charged with plotting against the King and was executed for treason.

Source:

Discourses Concerning Government 270 (1763)

Categories:

Arms, Defense, Knowledge, Slavery

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