Quotes by Algernon Sidney
Alive from: 1623-1683
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice.
If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
Liars need to have good memories.
Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted.