William Godwin Quote

The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the forbearance or assistance of other men. The first of these a just philosophy will probably induce us universally to explode.


Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness (ed. 1798)

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The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the ...

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The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the ...

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The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the ...

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The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the ...