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"The entire man is, so to speak, to be seen in the cradle of the child." Chapter 1, p. 39

"The Anglo-Americans are the first nation who, having been exposed to this formidable alternative, have been happy enough to escape the dominion of absolute power. They have been allowed by their circumstances, their origin, their intelligence, and especially by their morals, to establish and maintain the sovereignty of the people." Chapter 2, p. 55

"It profits me but little, after all, that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquility of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without care of concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life, and if it so monopolizes movement and live, that when it languishes everything languishes around it, and that when it sleeps everything must sleep, and that when it dies the state itself must perish...

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