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AUTHOR: Saint Augustine (354–430)
QUOTATION: Consequently, if the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not associated by a common acknowledgment of right, and if there is no right where there is no justice, then most certainly it follows that there is no republic where there is no justice.
ATTRIBUTION: ST. AUGUSTINE, The City of God, book 19, chapter 21.—The Works of Aurelius Augustine, trans. Marcus Dods, vol. 2, p. 331 (1871). De Civitate Dei was written 413–426.