He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression…




He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression…

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression… --Thomas Paine

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

Year: 1791
Context: Dissertation on First Principles of Government
Tags: duty, enemy, guard, liberty, oppression, precedent, secure



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