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" Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness ' positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions.... "
The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ... - Página 139
por Thomas Paine - 1826 - 425 páginas
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Legisprudence: A New Theoretical Approach to Legislation

Luc Wintgens, François Ost, Mark Van Hoecke - 2002 - 150 páginas
...vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing,...government even in its best state is but a necessary evil' (Paine's emphasis omitted). Among authors traditionally called 'philosophers', Hegel was the first...
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The Nascence of American Literature

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 440 páginas
...well-established among those who favored the "contract" theory of government, between society and government. "Society in every state is a blessing, but government,...even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Government is "a mode rendered necessary by the inability of moral virtue to govern the world." The...
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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 páginas
...our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices... Society in every state is a blessing, but government...even in its best state is but a necessary evil... Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 páginas
...fear the government, it is tyranny." — "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, ever in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." — Thomas Paine "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants." — "In...
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Speaking of Liberty

...itself. He distinguished between society, which he called our patron, and government, which he called our punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. . . . Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the...
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The American Revolution

Joseph C. Morton - 2003 - 218 páginas
...Nature hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of Party Censure, is the AUTHOR . . . Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; . . . Government like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the...
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Training, Developing and Motivating People

Richard Barrett - 2003 - 96 páginas
...social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism. Earl Warren Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. Thomas Paine Since the end of the Second World War government attitudes to training have varied between...
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D. V. ரங்கராஜன் - 2003 - 544 páginas
...parasites living on the labour of the industries. -Jefferson uenzrfl 232 <£> euiP&i)ffu5>eu 1513. Government even in its best state, is but, a necessary evil, in its worst state, an intolerable one. - Thomas Paine 1514. The government is us: we are the government - you and I. - Roosewelt g\ijs, sr<is>(err>emi.iLiff...
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Living Philosophy: An Introduction to Moral Thought

Ray Billington - 2003 - 354 páginas
...spnngs from the conviction expressed by Thomas Paine (1737-1809) in his book Common Sense: Govemment, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. Philosophers from both west and east have generally viewed anarchy as the worst possible political...
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La società senza Stato: i fondatori del pensiero libertario

Nicola Iannello - 2004 - 291 páginas
...di queste istituzioni: «Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness [...]. Society in every state is a blessing, but government,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one» 11 . Fermato questo punto, all'interno del pensiero liberale è aperto il dibattito sull'estensione...
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