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Don Colacho's Aphorisms English)

Don Colacho's Aphorisms English)

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²Todo en la historia comienza antes de donde creemos que comienza, y termina después de
donde creemos que termina.

²Everything in history begins before where we think it begins, and ends after where we think it

ends.

#2,758

²Desigualdad e igualdad son tesis que conviene defender alternativamente, a contrapelo del
clima social que impere.

²Inequality and equality are theses that should be defended alternatively, in opposition to the

dominant social climate.

#2,759

²Ni declaración de derechos humanos, ni proclamación de constituciones, ni apelación a un
derecho natural, protegen contra la arbitrariedad del estado.
Sólo es barrera al despotismo el derecho consuetudinario.

²Neither a declaration of human rights, nor the proclamation of a constitution, nor an appeal to

natural law, protects against the arbitrary power of the state.

The only barrier to despotism is customary law.

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#2,760

²Sus prejuicios no embrutecen sino al que los cree conclusiones.

²A man does not become stultified by his prejudices unless he believes they are conclusions.

#2,761

²De soberanía de la ley sólo se puede hablar donde la función del legislador se reduzca a
consultar el consenso consuetudinario a la luz de la ética.

²One can only speak of the sovereignty of the law where the legislator¶s function is reduced to

consulting the consensus of custom in the light of ethics.

#2,762

²Las grandes teorías históricas se vuelven útiles cuando renuncian a querer explicar todo.

²Grand theories of history become useful when they give up trying to explain everything.

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