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Through their means man acquires a kind of preternatural power over the future
lot of his fellow-creatures. When the legislator has once regulated the law of
inheritance, he may rest from his labor. The machine once put in motion will go
on for ...
When the Parliament of Paris remonstrated, or refused to enregister an edict, or
when it summoned a functionary accused of malversation to its bar, its political
influence as a judicial body was clearly visible; but nothing of the kind is to be
We abandon, therefore, our numerical investigation, with the hope of meeting
with data of another kind. In the absence of positive documents, we may form an
opinion as to the proportion. A kind of analogy may very readily be perceived ...
This relative impotence of democratic republics is, perhaps, the greatest obstacle
to the foundation of a republic of this kind in Europe. In order that such a state
should subsist in one country of the Old World, it would be necessary that similar
This patriotism is sometimes stimulated by religious enthusiasm, and then it is
capable of making the most prodigious efforts. It is in itself a kind of religion : it
does not reason, but it acts from the impulse of faith and of sentiment. By some ...
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.