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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.”

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