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The people, never having conceived the idea of a social condition different from
its own, and entertaining no expectation of ever ranking with its chiefs, received
benefits from them without discussing their rights. It grew attached to them when ...
Never were the notions of right more completely confounded than in the midst of
the splendor and literature of Europe; never was there less political activity
among the people; never were the princi. ples of true freedom less widely
It is frequently asserted, and we are prepared to assent to the proposition, that the
German empire was never able to bring all its powers into action. But the reason
was, that the State has never been able to enforce obedience to its general ...
The Turkish tribes have never taken an active share in the conduct of the affairs
of society, but they accomplished stupendous enterprises as long as the victories
of the Sultans were the triumphs of the Mahommedan faith. In the present age ...
Nevertheless the Europeans have not been able to metamorphose the character
of the Indians; and though they have had power to destroy them, they have never
been able to make them submit to the rules of civilized society. The lot of the ...
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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.