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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.




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French
Article VI – La loi est l’expression de la volonté générale. Tous les citoyens ont droit de concourir personnellement, ou par leurs représentants, à sa formation. Elle doit être la même pour tous, soit qu’elle protège, soit qu’elle punisse. Tous les citoyens, étant égaux à ses yeux, sont également admissibles à toutes dignités, places et emplois publics, selon leurs capacités et sans autre distinction que celle de leurs vertus et de leurs talents.

German
Artikel 6 – Das Gesetz ist der Ausdruck des allgemeinen Willens. Alle Bürger haben das Recht, persönlich oder durch ihre Vertreter an seiner Gestaltung mitzuwirken. Es muss für alle gleich sein, mag es beschützen oder bestrafen. Da alle Bürger vor ihm gleich sind, sind sie alle gleichermaßen, ihren Fähigkeiten entsprechend und ohne einen anderen Unterschied als den ihrer Eigenschaften und Begabungen, zu allen öffentlichen Würden, Ämtern und Stellungen zugelassen.

Italian
Art. VI – La legge è l'espressione della volontà generale, avendo tutti i cittadini diritto di concorrere alla sua formazione, personalmente o per rappresentanti; e debb' essere per tutti la stessa, o protegga o punisca. Tutti i cittadini, come uguali ai suoi occhi, sono del pari ammissibili a tutte le dignità, cariche, pubblici impieghi, secondo la loro capacità, e senza altra distinzione che quella delle virtù e dell'abilità.

Spanish
Art. VI – La Ley es expresión de la voluntad general. Todos los ciudadanos tienen derecho a colaborar en su formación, sea personalmente, sea por medio de sus representantes. Debe ser igual para todos, sea para proteger o para castigar. Siendo todos los Ciudadanos iguales ante ella, todos son igualmente elegibles para todos los honores, colocaciones y empleos públicos, conforme a su capacidad, y sin ninguna otra distinción que la creada por sus virtudes y conocimientos.




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Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.





Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.





Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article VII – No man can be accused, arrested nor detained but in the cases determined by the law, and according to the forms which it has prescribed. Those who solicit, dispatch, carry out or cause to be carried out arbitrary orders, must be punished; but any citizen called or seized under the terms of the law must obey at once; he renders himself culpable by resistance.











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Quotes for: law


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied.











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It is better to trust in ability than in luck.





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