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Benjamin Constant

Political liberty, by submitting to all the citizens, without exception, the care and assessment of their most sacred interests, enlarges their spirit, ennobles their thoughts, and establishes among them a kind of intellectual equality that forms the glory and power of a people.


Benjamin Constant The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns, 1819

By: Redactor

1 Comment

  1. dick jones says:

    Ben Constant presumably meant well, but by totally leaving God and God’s laws totally out of the picture totally missed the boat. Christopher Ferrara, even though a die-hard Roman Catholic, nicely reveals Ben’s error in the Ferrara book, “Liberty: The God That Failed.”

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