Denis Diderot Quote

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.


Article on Political Authority, Vol. 1 (1751) - L'Encyclopédie (1751-1766)

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Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

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Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

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Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

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Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.