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" When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied." — The relaxed morals of a people may be estimated in some degree from the legal restraints which it is found necessary to impose. "
A dictionary of quotations, in most frequent use [by D.E. Macdonnel]. By D.E ... - Seite 24
von David Evans Macdonnel - 1809
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Most Frequent Use: Taken Chiefly from the ...

D. E. MacDonnel - 1819 - 416 Seiten
...found in the process of corruption to outdo the very worst. Corruptissima in republics, plurimie leges. TACITUS. — " When the state is most corrupt, then...restraints which it is found necessary to impose. Cor unum, via una. Lat. — " One heart, one way." — Motto of the M. of EXETER, and L. MOUNTSANDFORD....
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The Recreative Magazine, Band 1

1822 - 586 Seiten
...emanating from the wisdom of the two houses, though we do not absolutely agree with Tacitus, who says, when the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. Seneca observes, that there is nothing more insipid than a law with a preface, and that a law should...
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A Dictionary of Select and Popular Quotations: Which are in Daily Use: Taken ...

David Evans Macdonnel - 1824 - 324 Seiten
...— " The corruption of the best is productive of the worst." Corruptissima in republicd, plurimce leges. Lat. TACITUS. — " When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied." Cor unum via una. Lat. — " One heart, one way." Cosafatta capo ha. Ital. Prov. — "A thing which...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Band 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...striking instance of the truth of this assertion. Whatever period of those ill-fated times we (1) [" When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied."— Tacit.] happen to turn to, we shall perceive more skill in the ences among the professors of them,...
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A manual of quotations, by E.H. Michelsen

David Evans Macdonnel - 1856
...gangrened, are found in the process of corruption to outdo the very worst. Corruptissima republicd, plurimce leges (Lat.) TACITUS. — " When the state is most...restraints which it is found necessary to impose. Cor unum, via una (Lat.) — " One heart, one way." — Motto of the Earl of Exeter. Cosafatta capo...
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The Miscellaneous Works: The bee. Essays. An inquiry into the present state ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856
...in the arts of adorning their knowledge, or adapting it to common sense, their voluminous pro• [" When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied."— Tacit.] ductions rest peacefully in our libraries, or at best are inquired after from motives of curiosity,...
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A new dictionary of quotations from the Greek, Latin, and modern languages ...

Greek - 1859
...Corruptissima republica, plurimae leges. Lat. TACITUS. — " When the state is most corrupt, then are the laws most multiplied." The relaxed morals of a people may...restraints which it is found necessary to impose. Cortes. Span. — " The PARLIAMENT of Spain." Corvee. Fr. — "Base service, statute labour, contribution...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...of art, yet it is founded on reason, and obvious to common sense. l>ti<-4nijl«tu,. LAWS— Corrupt. When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. Tacitm. 344 LAWS-of God. Laws, written, if not on stone tables, yet on the azure of infinitude, in...
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A New Dictionary of Qoutations

1869
...Corruptissima republica, plurimae leges. Lat. TACITUS. — "When the state is most corrupt, then are the laws most multiplied." The relaxed morals of a people may...restraints which it is found necessary to impose. Cortes. Span. — "The PARLIAMENT of Spain." Corvee. Fr.— "Base service, statute labor, contribution...
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A record of thoughts on religious, political, social, and personal subjects ...

John Burley Waring - 1873
...as possible, and be rendered as public as possible. If the remark of Tacitus is founded on truth, " when the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied," what must the state of England be? Yet, however complex and barbarous some of our laws may be, the...
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