Montesquieu Quote

There is no word that has admitted of more various significations, and has made more different impressions on human minds, than that of Liberty. Some have taken it for a facility of deposing a person on whom they had conferred a tyrannical authority; others for the power of choosing a person whom they are obliged to obey; others for the right of bearing arms, and of being thereby enabled to use violence, others in fine for the privilege of being governed by a native of their own country or by their own laws.


De l'Esprit des Lois (1748) [The Spirit of the Laws]

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There is no word that has admitted of more various significations, and has made more different impressions on human minds, than that of Liberty. Some ...

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There is no word that has admitted of more various significations, and has made more different impressions on human minds, than that of Liberty. Some ...

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There is no word that has admitted of more various significations, and has made more different impressions on human minds, than that of Liberty. Some ...

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There is no word that has admitted of more various significations, and has made more different impressions on human minds, than that of Liberty. Some ...