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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Work out your own salvation.
Do not depend on others.
- The Buddha

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial
elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

My courage does not depend on the weather.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice
of a cause or one man's conscience.
- Harold H. Greene

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
- Madonna Ciccone

Religion is of general and public concern,
and on its support depend, in great measure,
the peace and good order of government,
the safety and happiness of the people.
- Samuel Chase

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

Leadership does not depend on being right.
- Ivan Illich

The speed of movement towards independence will depend
on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well.
We have not always seen that.
- Emma Bonino

We should reach out to people to try to go after the
fans the way other sports do.
Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game.
- John McEnroe

You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose
intimate friends are all good,
and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

I will fight hard to keep my seat in this place,
but that will depend on the people who sent me here.
- Pauline Hanson

I recognized that teaching and research institutions
vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists
also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst

Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust.
It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.
- Walter Gilbert

That is why everyone in politics, and we do it,
must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
- Angela Merkel

It is time we Georgians did not depend only on others,
it is time we asked what Georgia will do for the world.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in.
It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel.
- Buddy Rich

My place in history will depend on what I can do for
the people and not on what the people can do for me.
- William Jennings Bryan

A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty,
and for the preservation of light air and the maximum
of surrounding open space.
- Clarence Stein

Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it,
stands absurdly too high and will go down.
- George Byron

Death and life have their determined appointments;
riches and honors depend upon heaven.
- Confucius

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
- Margaret Atwood

I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.
I must rather response to principles I know to be right,
whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliot

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians.
If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The
Muppets would take seats in senate.
- Orson Welles

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has
to depend on the ability or the actions of all the
inhabitants of the country.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They are not predicated on the false conception that
the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people
are superior to other races.
- Emperor Hirohito

You may depend upon it that they are as good hearts
to serve men in palaces as in cottages.
- Robert Owen

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
- Bodhidharma

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on,
is action.
It is by action that an organism develops its faculties,
increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
- Colin Powell

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of
slavery than to depend upon a father.
- Virginia Woolf

Societies depend on agreed rules.
- John M. Smith

First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is,
since upon that all the other things depend.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health.
Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
- Tryon Edwards

Likewise nanotechnology will, once it gets under way,
depend on the tools we have then and our ability to use them,
and not on the steps that got us there.
- K. Eric Drexler

We are three countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia -
countries that are now in transition and must cooperate with each other,
because our economies depend on each other.
- Stjepan Mesic

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness.
The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
- Paul Brunton

Create your own method.
Don't depend slavishly on mine.
Make up something that will work for you!
But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

If they don't depend on true evidence,
scientists are no better than gossips.
- Penelope Fitzgerald

The intense campaigns against domestic violence,
rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools
all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.
- Katherine Dunn


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