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Algernon Sydney Quotes and Sayings

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This submission is a restraint of liberty,
but could be of no effect as to the good intended,
unless it were general; nor general,
unless it were natural.
- Algernon Sydney

A general presumption that Icings will govern well,
is not a sufficient security to the People...
those who subjected themselves to the will of a man
were governed by a beast.
- Algernon Sydney

Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed...
to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.
- Algernon Sydney

'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many,
equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
- Algernon Sydney

 

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him,
because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
- Algernon Sydney

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy,
Aristocracy, and Democracy.
- Algernon Sydney

The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature.
- Algernon Sydney

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No right can come by conquest, unless there were a
right of making that conquest.
- Algernon Sydney

To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
- Algernon Sydney

The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
- Algernon Sydney

God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government;
and those who constitute one Form,
may abrogate it.
- Algernon Sydney

All the nations they had to deal with,
had the same fate.
- Algernon Sydney

That is the best Government, which best provides for war.
- Algernon Sydney

The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines,
but from Nature.
- Algernon Sydney

Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder,
nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.
- Algernon Sydney

Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense,
will, and ought to make use of it in those things that
concern themselves and their posterity,
and suspect the words of such as are interested in
deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
- Algernon Sydney

There may be a hundred thousand men in an army,
who are all equally free; but they only are naturally
most fit to be commanders or leaders,
who most excel in the virtues required for the right
performance of those offices.
- Algernon Sydney

Many things are unknown to the wisest,
and the best men can never wholly divest themselves
of passions and affections...
nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
- Algernon Sydney

A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested
will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention,
but will not achieve its submission.
- Virginia Foxx

Blind submission in women is considered a virtue,
while submission to wrong is itself wrong,
and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man.
- Ernestine Rose

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible
does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
- Simone Weil

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts,
but not of our desires.
- Bertrand Russell

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man,
however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him,
split as it is in its submission to symbols.
- Jacques Lacan

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life,
through devotion, to something beyond himself.
- Henry Miller

You do it a day at a time.
You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail,
you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home.
- James Lee Burke

The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose,
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
- John F. Kennedy

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering
is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant,
that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard

Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace.
- Kim Il-sung

I have been told by a member of the board of one of
Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission
of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
- John Barton

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression,
come from what source it may.
- Sam Houston

Liberalism, austere in political trifles,
has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant
protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
- Alexander Herzen

A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral.
Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through
a kind of esthetic convalescence.
- Robert Smithson

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

I stayed in submission to my husband,
and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to.
I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance.
- June Carter Cash

Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it
created a sense of national solidarity.
- Tom Paulin

The only reason of the institution of civil government;
and the only rational ground of submission to it,
is the common safety and utility.
- Jonathan Mayhew

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the
most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
- Stanley Milgram

The submission of her body without love or desire is
degrading to the woman's finer sensibility,
all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
- Margaret Sanger

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage,
or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom
and Power to one half of society,
and Submission and Slavery to the other.'
- Ernestine Rose

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.
They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes,
giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time,
bending you double.
- James Stockdale

My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror
not overseas but in our own streets,
and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be
a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than
an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it.
- Johnny Isakson

The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America.
It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address,
but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.
- Sara Paretsky

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards,
as all paths are.
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender,
or submission.
- John F. Kennedy

The natural consequence of our submission,
even in part, to the system that looks to compelling
the export of raw products,
the exhaustion of the land, the cheapening of labour,
and the export of the labourer.
- Henry Charles Carey

The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.
- Angelina Grimke

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite
which equals that which follows a supine submission
to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor,
beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force,
and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like
England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses
to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.
- George Combe

I love my man as my fellow; but his scepter,
real, or usurped, extends not to me,
unless the reason of an individual demands my homage;
and even then the submission is to reason,
and not to man.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch,
with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness,
reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
- Michael Jeffery

Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations
is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states,
even states like North Korea.
- John Bruton

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

True terror is a language and a vision.
There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts,
and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways
that writers used to aspire to.
- Don DeLillo

I think Charles Manson was a hair's breath away from just being a terrorist.
He wanted to start a war, too.
- Patty Hearst

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human
intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather
critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland.
- Jim Ramstad

Simply killing everyone who is already a terrorist
today won't solve the problem.
- Brent Scowcroft

The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror,
democracy betrays its own essence.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now
than before the terrorist attacks.
That's faith for you.
There's such a strong spirit here.
- Daniel Libeskind

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us,
together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad.
It pretends to care for the Palestinians.
- Moshe Katsav

The war against terrorism should not be used to interfere with an independent,
sovereign state.
We need to identify concrete terrorist targets and do no harm to civilians.
- Nong Duc Manh

A terrorist is someone who has a bomb,
but doesn't have an air force.
- William Blum

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons.
The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons.
The regime must go.
- Richard Perle

Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after
the London Thursday terrorist bombing.
- Cliff Stearns


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