” A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. “


” The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. “


” The mere toleration of the slave trade could not make slavery itself – the right of property in man – lawful any where, not even on board the slave ship. Toleration of a wrong is not law. “


” Doing a thing by law, or according to law, is only carrying the law into execution. And punishing a man by, or according to, the sentence or judgment of his peers, is only carrying that sentence or judgment into execution. “


” When a man says he is building a house for himself and his posterity, he does not mean to be understood as saying that he has any thought of binding them, nor is it to be inferred that he is so foolish as to imagine that he has any right or power to bind them, to live in it. “



All 5 Lysander Spooner Quotes about Man in picture


A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected - involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically.
The mere toleration of the slave trade could not make slavery itself - the right of property in man - lawful any where, not even on board the slave ship. Toleration of a wrong is not law.
Doing a thing by law, or according to law, is only carrying the law into execution. And punishing a man by, or according to, the sentence or judgment of his peers, is only carrying that sentence or judgment into execution.
When a man says he is building a house for himself and his posterity, he does not mean to be understood as saying that he has any thought of binding them, nor is it to be inferred that he is so foolish as to imagine that he has any right or power to bind them, to live in it.

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