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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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The Pullman Strike and the Crisis of the 1890s: Essays on Labor and Politics

Richard Schneirov, Shelton Stromquist, Nick Salvatore - 1999 - 258 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." Quoted in Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976),...
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Rights of Man

Thomas Paine - 1999 - 210 páginas
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The Price of Liberty: Benjamin Franklin Wept

Tedd Adamovich - 2000 - 237 páginas
...be watched closely. 'Distinction between society and government: society is produced by our wants, government by our wickedness. The former promotes...government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. . . .Man did not enter into society to become worse than he was before, nor to have less rights than...
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Romanticism: An Anthology: with CD-ROM, Second Edition

Duncan Wu, David S. Miall - 2000 - 1121 páginas
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The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution

Ian Barnes, Charles Royster - 2000 - 223 páginas
...politics as thosefinding fellowship in religion sought to spread this fervor against political authority. "Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..." Tom Paine, Common Sense, 1776. The seventeenth century witnessed statesmen and political philosophers...
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A Companion to the American Revolution

Jack P. Greene, J. R. Pole - 2000 - 796 páginas
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Modern Understandings of Liberty and Property, Volume 2

Richard Allen Epstein - 2000 - 370 páginas
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The Selected Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 2000 - 420 páginas
...uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices [. . .) Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state,...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...
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Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade

Nina J. Easton - 2001 - 464 páginas
...George, and his unshakable distrust of power: "Society in every state is a blessing," Paine wrote, "but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one." Perhaps no remark better summed up the libertarian label that Clint feverishly adopted. In their desire...
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Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century: Grand tour ...

Paul Finkelman - 2001 - 602 páginas
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