“The island of Corsica, being incapable of growing rich in money, should try to grow rich in men. The power derived from population is more real than that derived from finance, and is more certain in its effects. Since the use of manpower cannot be concealed from view, it always reaches its public objective. It is not thus with the use of money, which flows off and is lost in private destinations; it is collected for one purpose and spent for another; the people pay for protection, and their payments are used to oppress them.
That is why a state rich in money is always weak, and a state rich in men is always strong.”
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One of the best constitutions written, drafted by Rousseau and Pasquale Paoli. Unfortunately it only lasted for 4 years before France annexed Corsica in 1769!