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Cesare Bonesana Marchese di Beccaria – The spirit of the law

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Cesare Bonesana Marchese di BeccariaThere is nothing more dangerous than the common axiom ‘the spirit of the laws is to be considered’. To adopt it is to give way to the torrent of opinions. This may seem a paradox to vulgar minds, which are more strongly affected by the smallest disorder before their eyes, than by the most pernicious though remote consequences produced by one false principle adopted by a nation.

Cesare Bonesana Marchese di Beccaria   (1738-1794)
An Essay on Crimes and Punishments

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Confucius – The superior man, when resting in safety

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ConfuciusThe superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

Confucius  

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