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Algernon Sydney Quotes

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.
- Laurence J. Peter

We're not going to make Evolution or any of our other
products depend on Mono anytime in the near future.
- Nat Friedman

Actors are an insecure breed.
It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do.
- Alyssa Milano

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward
increasing the productivity of our natural capital -
the resource systems upon which we depend to live -
instead of our human capital.
- Paul Hawken

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds
it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
- Joseph Stalin

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

Costs of manufactured articles importantly depend on
the cost of raw materials as well as labour.
- Charles E. Wilson

Success is very ephemeral.
You depend entirely on the desire of others,
which makes it difficult to relax.
- Eva Green

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

I think family is very important in West Virginia and
has long been so because the mountains made travel difficult in the past,
and family members had to depend on each other.
- David Selby

And finally, no matter how good the science gets,
there are problems that inevitably depend on judgement,
on art, on a feel for financial markets.
- Martin Feldstein

But while success and failure depend on conditions,
the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
- Bodhidharma

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

The cyberspace earnings I get from Linux come in the
format of having a Network of people that know me and trust me,
and that I can depend on in return.
- Linus Torvalds

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence,
the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland

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

When you're together with someone for some time,
you will automatically depend on them as if they were a crutch.
And then it ends.
- Kim Wilde

Don't depend on other people to be responsible for you.
Don't make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things.
- Eartha Kitt

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have;
it depends solely on what you think.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Leadership does not depend on being right.
- Ivan Illich

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property,
so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which
we all depend for our food and survival.
- Jeremy Rifkin

I really feel work is gorgeous.
It's the only thing you can depend upon in life.
You can't depend on love.
- Barbara Terwilliger

Some of us have great original ideas and some of us depend on adaptations.
- Frank Darabont

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

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

Most screenplays depend primarily on the vision of a director.
- Tom Skerritt

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

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites,
faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly
bliss for the ancestors and oneself,
depend on one's wife alone.
- Guru Nanak

People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still
depend on agricultural production in Australia so of
course there are exports.
That's easily overlooked.
- John Anderson

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

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

There are too many people that depend on me.
I'm too obligated.
I'm in too far to get out.
- Elvis Presley

We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.
- Baltasar Gracian

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man,
but must be taught to protect herself,
and there I take my stand.
- Susan B. Anthony

Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed.
- Francesco Guicciardini


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