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Algernon Sydney Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Algernon Sydney Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

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

 

'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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Whose laws have priority in your life?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

I don't like to think of laws
as rules you have to follow,
but more as suggestions.
- George Carlin

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good men must not obey the laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws.
I love it when they come to visit now.
They can hold the baby and I can go out.
- Matthew Broderick

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

I hope we shall crush in its birth
the aristocracy of our monied corporations
which dare already to challenge our government
to a trial by strength,
and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson (from a letter to George Logan, Nov. 12th, 1816)

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.
- Friedrich Engels

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those
who complied with the injunctions of the laws,
Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
- Xenophon

If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe,
let him go back to where he came from.
- Robert Benchley

The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks -
ways of thinking analytically -
are tied to nature's laws.
- Edward Tufte

A fair question could be posed in this fashion:
If people are not obeying existing laws,
what makes us think they would obey any new laws?
- J. D. Hayworth

Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life.
If laws are inconvenient, ignore them,
they don't apply to you.
- Dick Francis

There are times when even the most potent governor
must wink at transgression,
in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
- Herman Melville

The laws in this city are clearly racist.
All laws are racist.
The law of gravity is racist.
- Marion Berry

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command.
Never in a state can the laws be well administered
when fear does not stand firm.
- Sophocles

All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than
they are in the United States.
- Peter Camejo

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established
laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination,
since they are established.
- Blaise Pascal

For me, the study of these laws is inseparable from
a love of Nature in all its manifestations.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Nature's laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins,
and goes on with accelerated rapidity.
- Warren De la Rue

Once a nation parts with the control of its credit,
it matters not who makes the laws.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The way of the world is to make laws,
but follow custom.
- Michel de Montaigne

Written laws are like spiders' webs,
and will,
like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak,
while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
- Anacharsis

Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate
lobbyists writing our laws.
- Marty Meehan


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