Every time we judge an act to be good and fine, we want it to become more widespread, and this is natural.

Frédéric Bastiat
Section 4 of 7

In the construction of this pamphlet, Bastiat revolves from a liberal picture to its opposite in three paragraphs reminding us what fraternity is.

What today’s quote shows once more is that there is often a common ground between liberals and their opponents in terms of ultimate objectives. I remember once when I mentioned I was in favour of peace and against misery that someone retorted this was the case for most people. I am ready to believe it and demand to be believed as well. However, there is a major difference between liberals and their opponents concerning the way to reach these noble objectives.

Along with Frédéric Bastiat, I believe that the best way to find the truth is freedom and I am convinced that coercion is harmful. Thus concerning fraternity, Frédéric Bastiat tells us that it has to be voluntary action and cannot be imposed upon people to do good.

Other quotes from Justice and Fraternity:
Section 1 of 7 – Section 2 of 7Section 3 of 7Section 5 of 7 – Section 6 of 7 – Section 7 of 7

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