The English, of all ranks and classes, are at bottom, in all their feelings, aristocrats. They have some concept of liberty, and set some value on it, but the very idea of equality is strange and offensive to them. They do not dislike to have many people above them as long as they have some below them.
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The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
The only part of the conduct of anyone for which he is amenable to society is that which concerns others.