Thought for the Day – September 16th, 2013

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“…par la disposition des choses, le pouvoir arrête le pouvoir. Une constitution peut être telle que personne ne sera con-traint de faire les choses auxquelles la loi ne l’oblige pas, et à ne point faire celles que la loi lui permet.“
Montesquieu, Charles de. De L’Espirit des Lois. Geneva: Barillot et Fils, 1748. Book XI, Chapter 4
SEE (ENGLISH): http://www.constitution.org/cm/sol_11.htm#004
SEE (FRENCH): http://books.google.com/books?id=hldHAAAAYAAJ
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montesquieu
WEB PRESENCE: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montesquieu/
WEB PRESENCE: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/search?author=Montesquieu&amode=words

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