to lay down in a quote

"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."

"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."

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