The Rights of particular Nations cannot subsist, if General Principles contrary to them are received as true.
Algernon Sidney, Discourses Concerning Government, Section 4. 1698.
Necessary from time to time.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Excerpt from his Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood, as quoted in The Complete Poetical Works, by William Wordsworth ~ Introduction by John Morley. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888.