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Men have contrary practical Principles.       §10. He that will carefully peruse the History of Mankind, and
look abroad into the several Tribes of Men, and with indifferency
survey their Actions, will be able to satisfy himself, That there is
scarce that Principle of Morality to be named, or Rule of Vertue to
be thought on (those only excepted, that are absolutely necessary
to hold Society together, which commonly too are neglected
betwixt distinct Societies) which is not, somewhere or other,
slighted and condemned by the general Fashion of whole Societies of
Men, governed by practical Opinions, and Rules of living quite
opposite to others.
Locke Hum I, 3, §10, p. 72