Jean de la Bruyere Quote

“A guilty man is punished as an example for the mob; an innocent man convicted is the business of every honest citizen.”

~ Jean de la Bruyere

Les Caracteres, 1688

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

This quote describes so well the sovereigns relationship to victimless crimes and the slave's compelled compulsion.

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    jacq    7/24/06


    E Archer, NYC

    The big thieves hang the little ones.

    Gary Bell, Jericho, Vermont

    I think that Jean de la Bruyere was able to live from 1645 to 1969 because he ate a great deal of his cheese.

    J Carlton, Calgary

    It is the duty of every "free" citizen to safegaurd the rights of every other free citizen from foreign and domestic intervention.

    Mike, Norwalk

    Welcome to the USA (Union of Socialist's Amerika) "And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.: (Isaiah 3:5)

    Anonymous, Los Angeles

    The quote is so true. Did he really live 324 years?

    Editor, Liberty Quotes

    Sorry - the date has been corrected. Thanks.


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