Quotation by John Locke

Whenever the society is dissolved, it is certain the government of that society cannot remain ... that being as impossible, as for the frame of a house to subsist when the materials of it are scattered and dissipated by a whirlwind, or jumbled into a confused heap by an earthquake.
John Locke (1632–1704), British philosopher. Two Treatises of Government, bk. 2, ch. 19, sect. 211, p. 406, ed. Peter Laslett, Cambridge University Press (1988).
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