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Seite 210 - ... Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them ; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavour to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Seite 211 - To carry this evenness is partly owing to the constitution, and partly to the magistracy ; where either of these fail, government will be subject to convulsions ; but where both are wanting, it must be totally subverted : then where both meet, the government is like to endure. Which I humbly pray and hope God will please to make the lot of this of Pennsylvania. Amen.
Seite 245 - EXCEPT the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it.
Seite 209 - But let them consider, that though good laws do well, good men do better ; for good laws may want good men, and be abolished or evaded by ill men ; but good men will never want good laws, nor suffer ill ones.
Seite 218 - It is only known, that they solemnly pledged themselves, according to their country manner, to live in love with William Penn and his children as long as the Sun and Moon should endure.
Seite 191 - I have known you near this fourteen years. You have thrust yourself upon this jury because you think there is some service for you. I tell you, you deserve to be indicted more than any man that hath been brought to the bar this day.
Seite 215 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Seite 203 - For particular frames and models, it will become me to say little; and comparatively I will say nothing. My reasons are: First. That the age is too nice and difficult for it ; there being nothing the wits of men are more busy and divided upon.
Seite 382 - Provided always, that this act shall not extend, or be construed to extend, to any person...
Seite 217 - It was not their custom to use hostile weapons against their fellow-creatures, for which reason they had come unarmed. Their object was not to do injury, and thus provoke the Great Spirit, but to do good. They were then met on the broad pathway of good faith and good will, so that no advantage was to be taken on either side, but all was to be openness, brotherhood, and love.