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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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Resurrection

Steve Alten - 2004 - 431 páginas
...local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected. . . . Society in every state is a blessing, but government...in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worse state, an intolerable one, for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...be the next one they slander. 2. He that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends. Government 1 . Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, in its worst state, an intolerable one - Thomas Paine. 2. Abraham Lincoln's immortal oration at Gettysburg, calls a Government not only of...
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Benjamin Constant und der liberale Verfassungsstaat: Politische Theorie nach ...

Florian Weber - 2004 - 328 páginas
...politique distanziert er sich von Paine,725 der zu Beginn seiner Schrift Common Sense bemerkt hatte: „Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil."726 Constant, den auf Gewalt gegründeten politischen Einfluss der Pariser Sektionen in den Jahren...
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Understanding Principles of Politics and the State

John Schrems - 2004 - 404 páginas
...not necessarily or correlatively American. Paine's words are colorful and have been adopted by many: Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: For when we suffer, or are exposed to the...
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Tom Paine and Revolutionary America

Eric Foner, Professor of History Eric Foner - 2005 - 326 páginas
...the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. On the basis of passages such as this, which are repeated throughout his political writings, some writers...
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The Imaginary Polis: Symposium, January 7-10, 2004

Mogens Herman Hansen - 2005 - 444 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,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one" (Paine [1776] (1976) 65). "Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of...
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Liberalism and Democracy

Norberto Bobbio - 2005 - 94 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,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.9 Once liberty has been given the definition which prevails in liberal doctrine - once it has been...
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Citizenship: The History of an Idea

Paul Magnette - 2005 - 220 páginas
...involved in both revolutions, gave the clearest expression of the civil conception of the Americans: 'Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.'2 An historically self-constituted society, which had to suffer the vexations imposed by the British...
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Into the Rabbit Hole

Michael David Warren - 2005 - 408 páginas
...them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins ... Society is in every state a blessing, but Government, even in its best state,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776 "Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 436 páginas
...pupil of itself alone. It is the oldest of the sciences" Thomas PAINE: The Rights of Man (1792) 246 "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one" Mary WOLLSTONECRAFT: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) 260 "/ do not wish them to have power...
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