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Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
[Fr., Les republiques finissent par le luxe; les monarchies, par la pauvrete.]
In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
It is unreasonable ... to oblige a man not to attempt the defense of his own life.
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