Montesquieu Quote

The principle of democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is lost but also when the spirit of extreme equality is taken up and each one wants to be the equal of those chosen to command.


The Spirit of the Laws (1748)

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The principle of democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is lost but also when the spirit of extreme equality is taken up and...

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The principle of democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is lost but also when the spirit of extreme equality is taken up and...

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The principle of democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is lost but also when the spirit of extreme equality is taken up and...

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The principle of democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is lost but also when the spirit of extreme equality is taken up and...