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Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati
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Page 561 - To each according to his capacity ; to each capacity according to its works.
Page 68 - And what was the reply of the chamber in the famous address of the majority of 221 ? " The charter has made the permanent concurrence of the political views of your government with the wishes of your people, an indispensable requisite to the regular course of public affairs. Sire, our loyalty, our devotedness, condemn us to tell you that this concurrence does not exist.
Page 48 - We congratulate you, Sire, upon your continued amicable relations with foreign powers, in the just confidence that a peace so precious has not been purchased by sacrifices incompatible with the honour of the nation, and the dignity of your crown.
Page 240 - I swear faithfully to observe the constitutional charter, with the modifications set forth in the declaration; to govern only by the laws, and according to the laws; to cause good 'and exact justice to be administered to every one according to his right, and to act in every thing with the sole view to the interest, the welfare, and the glory of the French people.
Page 166 - The Duke of Orleans is a citizen-king. "The Duke of Orleans has carried the tricolour flag under the enemies' fire; the Duke of Orleans can alone carry it again. We will have no other flag. "The Duke of Orleans does not commit himself. He awaits the expression of our wishes. Let us proclaim those wishes and he will accept the Charter as we have always understood it and as we have always desired it. It is from the French people that he will hold his crown.
Page 184 - Orleans is devoted to the national and constitutional cause. He has always defended its interests, and professed its principles. He will respect our rights ; for he will derive his own from us. We shall secure to ourselves by laws all the guarantees necessary to liberty strong and durable — viz.
Page 236 - I receive with profound emotion the declaration you now present to me. I regard it as the expression of the national will ; and it appears to me to be in conformity with the political principles I have all my life professed.
Page 183 - Chambers are going to assemble, they will consider of the means of securing the reign of the laws, and the maintenance of the rights of the nation. The Charter will henceforward be a reality.
Page 233 - The Chamber of Deputies declares secondly that, In accordance with the wish and in the interest of the French people, the preamble of the Constitutional Charter is suppressed, as wounding the national dignity, in appearing to grant to Frenchmen the rights which essentially belong to them...