Title page from Complete Works, vol. 3

Part of: Complete Works, 4 vols. (1777) Complete Works, vol. 3

This is volume 3 from the Complete Works. It contains his piece on the Grandeur and Declension of the Roman Empire, a short Dialogue between Sylla and Eucrates, and the Persian Letters.

Key Quotes

Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots

The reason why free states are not so permanent as other forms of government, is, because the misfortunes and successes which happen to them, generally occasion the loss of liberty; whereas the successes and misfortunes of an arbitrary government, contribute equally to the enslaving of the people.…