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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 76 of the 1986 Dorset Press edition of Sir Henry Sumner Maine’s classic 1861 book, Ancient Law:

There cannot, I conceive, be any question that to the assumption of a Law Natural we owe the doctrine of the fundamental equality of human beings.  That “all men are equal” is one of the large number of legal propositions which, in progress of time, have become political.


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