Therefore set it down, that an habit of secrecy, is both politic and moral. But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters. It seems also improper, that one person should execute […]
Therefore set it down, that an habit of secrecy, is both politic and moral.
But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.
It seems also improper, that one person should execute several offices, which was approved of at Carthage; for one business is best done by one person; and it is the duty of the legislator to look to this, and not make the same person a musician and a shoemaker: so that where the state is not small it is more politic and more popular to admit many persons to have a share in the government; for, as I just now said, it is not only more usual, but everything is better and sooner done, when one thing only is allotted to one person: and this is evident both in the army and navy, where almost every one, in his turn, both commands and is under command.
The politic captain of the Canadas had deemed it wiser to submit to entertain a passive friend, than by any acts of ill-judged severity to convert him into an open enemy.
This well-judged and politic stroke on the part of Magua was not without instantaneous results.
“I do it because it’s politic; I do it on principle.
Nor was this their only view, for they believed that the Turks would, by killing us, kindle such an irreconcilable hatred between themselves and our nation as would make it necessary for them to keep us out of the Red Sea, of which they are entirely masters: so that their determination was as politic as cruel.
The answers plainly is, wars and rebellions; the support of those institutions which are necessary to guard the body politic against these two most mortal diseases of society.
Admitting that we ought to try the novel and absurd experiment in politics of tying up the hands of government from offensive war founded upon reasons of state, yet certainly we ought not to disable it from guarding the community against the ambition or enmity of other nations.
However useful jealousy may be in republics, yet when like bile in the natural, it abounds too much in the body politic, the eyes of both become very liable to be deceived by the delusive appearances which that malady casts on surrounding objects.
From which she had attained a very competent skill in politics, and could discourse very learnedly on the affairs of Europe.
You know I don’t love to hear you talk about politics; they belong to us, and petticoats should not meddle: but come, who is the man?”–“Marry!” said she, “you may find him out yourself if you please.