Page:Democracy in America (Reeve, v. 1).djvu/6

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.






“The very Deity itself both keepeth and requireth for ever this to be kept as a law, that wheresoever there is a coagmentation of many, the lowest be knit unto the highest by that which, being interjacent, may cause each to cleave to the other, and so all to continue one. This order of things in public societies is the work of policy, and the proper instrument thereof in every degree is Power; Power being that ability which we have of ourselves, or receive from others for performance of any action.”—Hooker.