Constitutions should consist only of general provisions, the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

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There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of brave

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dict

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

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