James Harrington

James Harrington

Biography

Author Profession: English philosopher
Born: January 07, 1611
Died: September 11, 1677
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician.

A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone; nor of a cannon, which, without a hand to give fire to it, is but cold iron; therefore a whole army is afraid of one man.

The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men.

Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man, being brought forth by his will into action.

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