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" When he cannot establish the right, he will not disdain to ameliorate the wrong; but, like Solon, when he cannot establish the best system of laws, he will endeavour to establish the best that the people can bear. "
The Works of Dugald Stewart: Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith ... - Page 60
by Dugald Stewart - 1829
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Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner

Ralph Lerner, Svetozar Minkov, Stéphane Douard - 2006 - 399 pages
...moderating, what he often cannot annihilate without great violence." Smith compares this worthy to Solon: "when he cannot establish the best system of...endeavour to establish the best that the people can bear" (VI.ii.16, 233). 2S This is clearly a counsel of moderation, a warning to potential political leaders...
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The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age

Samuel Gregg - 2007 - 177 pages
...prejudices of the people.... When he cannot establish the right, he will not disdain tc ameliorate the wrong; but like Solon, when he cannot establish the best system of laws, he will endeavor to establish the best that the people can bear.64 Not all governments pursuing redistributist...
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The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Response to ...

Dennis Carl Rasmussen - 2010 - 193 pages
...annihilate without great violence When he cannot establish the right, he will not disdain to ameliorate the wrong; but like Solon, when he cannot establish...endeavour to establish the best that the people can bear" (TMS VI. ii. 2.16, 233; see also WN IV.vb-53, 543). A good citizen, for Smith, should respect the government...
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The Rise and Decline of the Free Trade Movement (Classic Reprint)

W. Cunningham - 2017 - 182 pages
...Stewart, Life of Adam Smith in Works, vol. xp 68. establish the right, he will not disdain to ameliorate the wrong ; but, like Solon, when he cannot establish...endeavour to establish the best that the people can bear1. Adam Smith was clear that by the comparison of other polities the condition of a country might...
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