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Freedom
Equality
Freedom of trade
Human rights
Freedom of the press
Freedom of religion
Government
Education
Progress and utility
Courage and modesty
Index






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About the government

Regents and their subjects (Gustavus III)

But to what extent the subjects necessarily must relinquish their natural freedom for the benefit of Society, is a question of utmost importance to the Princes... I know not whether our philanthropic and great minds have been able to examine and answer this question in its entirety. How could then the Regents avoid making significant mistakes regarding our rights? All restraints that exceed [this limit] will inevitably bring disaster to the realm and its people alike.

Thoughts upon the Natural Rights of Servants and Peasants, 1778.