First Principles: Persons of Intemperate Minds Cannot Be Free

“Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” —Edmund Burke (1729-1797) in a letter to a Member of the National Assembly of France, 1791

 

 

 

 

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