Benjamin Constant

The people who, in order to enjoy the liberty which suites them, resort to the representative system, must exercise an active and constant surveillance over their representatives, and reserve for themselves…the right to discard them if they betray their trust, and to revoke the powers which them might have abused.

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Woe to the man who in the first moments of a love-affair does not believe that it will last forever! Woe to him who even in the arms of some mistress who has just yielded to him maintains an awareness of trouble to come and foresees that he may later tear himself away!

“Woe to the man who in the first moments of a love-affair does not believe that it will last forever! Woe to him who even … Read More