L’amour pour principe*

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Bus 38, Stop: Auguste Compte** – 18 December 201520151218 Bus 38, Stop- Auguste Compte



*Lifted directly from the Wikipedia entry on Auguste Compte:

The motto Ordem e Progresso (“Order and Progress”) in the flag of Brazil is inspired by Auguste Comte’s motto of positivism: L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; le progrès pour but (“Love as a principle and order as the basis; Progress as the goal”). Several of those involved in the military coup d’état that deposed the monarchy and proclaimed Brazil a republic were followers of the ideas of Comte.


**Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte (1798 – 1857), philosopher. sociologist, positivist, coiner of the word altruism (altruisme).