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Benjamin Constant

Benjamin Constant

“The danger of ancient liberty was that men, exclusively concerned with securing their share of social power, might attach too little value to individual rights and enjoyments.

“The danger of modern liberty is that, absorbed in the enjoyment of our private independence, and in the pursuit of our particular interests, we should surrender our right to share in political power too easily.”

Benjamin Comstant, The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns (1819).

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