"Logic fills the world: the limits of the world are also its limits."
Monday, April 26, 2010
On Religion, Government, And Utility
[A prince] who fears and hates religion is like the wild beasts who gnaw the chain that keeps them from throwing themselves on passer-by; he who has no religion at all is that terrible animal that feels its liberty only when it claws and devours
- Charles de Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, ed. Anne H. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller, and Harold Samuel Stone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).