Rousseau

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Scribner and Welford, 1878 - 459 páginas

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Página 330 - COMMONWEALTH" is said to be "instituted" when a "multitude" of men do agree and "covenant, every one with every one" that to whatsoever "man," or "assembly of men," shall be given by the major part the "right " to "present" the person of them all, that is to say, to be their "representative"; every one, as well he that "voted for it...
Página 405 - Yes ! if the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus were those of a God.
Página 399 - One of these is the proposition that any two sides of a triangle are greater than the third side.
Página 110 - THE first man who. having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.
Página 326 - Laws are necessary relations flowing from the nature of things, and in this sense all beings have their laws . 1 See Diderot's article on SoUbisme in the Encyclopaedia, CEuv., rv.
Página 109 - ... a just mean between the indolence of the primitive state and the petulant activity of our egoism, must have been the happiest and most stable of epochs.
Página 117 - I have lived with communities of savages in South America and in the East, who have no laws or law courts but the public opinion of the village freely expressed. Each man scrupulously respects the rights of his fellow, and any infraction of those rights rarely or never takes place. In such a community, all are nearly equal.
Página 251 - Chinese, of ten times my fortune, would avail himself of such an opportunity without scruple; and why should not I, who want money as much as any mandarin in China ? Rousseau would have been charmed to have seen me so occupied, and would have exclaimed, with rapture, " that he had found the " Emilius, who (he supposed) had subsisted only in '•
Página 324 - This legislative is not only the supreme power of the commonwealth, but sacred and unalterable in the hands where the community have once placed it...
Página 375 - I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government, enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments.

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