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date: 15 June 2024

Algernon Sidney 1622–83
English conspirator 

  1. 'Tis not necessary to light a candle to the sun.
    Discourses concerning Government (1698) ch. 2, sect. 23; see Burton, Young
  2. The law is established, which no passion can disturb. 'Tis void of desire and fear, lust and anger…'Tis deaf, inexorable, inflexible.
    Discourses concerning Government (1698) ch. 3, sect. 15