Moses Mendelssohn Quote

The state dictates and coerces; religion teaches and persuades. The state enacts laws; religion gives commandments. The state is armed with physical force and makes use of it if need be; the force of religion is love and benevolence.


Jerusalem; a Treatise on Ecclesiastical Authority and Judaism (ed. 1838)

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The state dictates and coerces; religion teaches and persuades. The state enacts laws; religion gives commandments. The state is armed with physical...

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The state dictates and coerces; religion teaches and persuades. The state enacts laws; religion gives commandments. The state is armed with physical...

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The state dictates and coerces; religion teaches and persuades. The state enacts laws; religion gives commandments. The state is armed with physical...

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The state dictates and coerces; religion teaches and persuades. The state enacts laws; religion gives commandments. The state is armed with physical...