Huxley on the Welfare of the State

“Down to modern times, no State has had a constitution in which the interests of of the people are so largely taken into account, in which the duties, so much more than privileges, of rulers are insisted upon, as that drawn up for Israel in Deuteronomy and in Leviticus; nowhere is the fundamental truth that the welfare of the State, in the long run, depends on the uprightness of the citizen so strongly laid down.” -T. H. Huxley