He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

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Original Citation

Paine, Thomas. Dissertation on First Principles of Government. Paris: The English Press, 1795.

Current Citation

Paine, Thomas. "Dissertation on First Principles of Government." Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings, edited by Mark Philp. Oxford University Press, 2009.