If the source of power lies neither in the physical nor in the moral qualities of him who possesses it, it must evidently be looked for elsewhere- in the relation to the people
of the man who wields the power.
A principality is created either by the people
or by the nobles, accordingly as one or other of them has the opportunity; for the nobles, seeing they cannot withstand the people
, begin to cry up the reputation of one of themselves, and they make him a prince, so that under his shadow they can give vent to their ambitions.
Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people
must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.
Much that passed for good with one people
was regarded with scorn and contempt by another: thus I found it.
How that company fared at the hands of Umslopogaas and of Galazi the Wolf, and at the fangs of the people
black and grey, I have told you, my father.
Even in our own country there are still philosophers who deny the principles asserted in the Declaration, as self-evident truths--who deny the natural equality and inalienable rights of man--who deny that the people
are the only legitimate source of power--who deny that all just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.
Holland, in which no particle of the supreme authority is derived from the people
, has passed almost universally under the denomination of a republic.
Even supposing they were not our brothers nor fellow- Christians, but simply children, women, old people
, feeling is aroused and Russians go eagerly to help in stopping these atrocities.
Hutchinson had written the history of our Puritan forefathers, he would have known what the temper of the people
was, and so have taken care not to wrong them."
He heard the Highland battle-cry and the clash of steel on steel, for fighting came near his home, and his own people
joined the standard of the Pretender.
Take it all in all, they were less different from us than were we from the Tree People
. Certainly, all three kinds were related, and not so remotely related at that.
So that when Socrates, in Plato's Republic, says that a city is necessarily composed of four sorts of people
, he speaks elegantly but not correctly, and these are, according to him, weavers, husbandmen, shoe-makers, and builders; he then adds, as if these were not sufficient, smiths, herdsmen for what cattle are necessary, and also merchants and victuallers, and these are by way of appendix to his first list; as if a city was established for necessity, and not happiness, or as if a shoe-maker and a husbandman were equally useful.