Every Man has a Property in his own Person

 
“[E]very Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we may say, are properly his. The great and chief end therefore, of Mens uniting into Commonwealths, and putting themselves under Government, is the Preservation of their Property.”

                                                                                                    — John Locke

(1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist. Considered the ideological progenitor of the American Revolution

and who, by far, was the most often non-biblical writer quoted by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
1690
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/John.Locke.Quote.07AA
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One Response to Every Man has a Property in his own Person

  1. Iowa says:

    "The doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression,is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."– New Hampshire ConstitutionSource: Article 10http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/New.Constitution.Quote.5380

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