Giuseppe Mazzini on the Republican Spirit tied to the Common Good
“The Republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means, association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal, that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.” (Giuseppe Mazzini, Faith and the Future, written in French at Bienne, 1835; see ed. Bolton King, Essays by Mazzini, tr. Thomas Okey)
Silvestro Lega, Mazzini on Death-Bed, 1873.