It has to be said: there are too many great men in the world.

Frédéric Bastiat
Section 9 of 9

In order to conclude on his pamphlet, Frédéric Bastiat attempts once more to define what is (or what should be) the law. He comes back to what he wrote in the introduction in order to refine his assertion into “The law is justice”.

Once again, he shows how this is contrary to positive legislation that leads to a parliament becoming “a battlefield for all forms of dreams and cupidity”. The only solution to reach harmony in a society is to allow liberty to run its course and today’s quote embeds this approach because this is the opposite of that of the “great men” who, being convinced of being superiors to other men, will impose their “solutions” to most of us.

Other quotes from The Law:
Section 1 of 9 – Section 2 of 9 – Section 3 of 9 – Section 4 of 9 – Section 5 of 9 – Section 6 of 9 – Section 7 of 9Section 8 of 9

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