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Quote 692by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
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    Quote 2127by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

    In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
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      Quote 2346by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

      Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
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        Quote 2802by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

        A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
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          Quote 2890by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

          A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!
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            Quote 3382by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

            Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
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              Quote 3609by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

              Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
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                Quote 4397by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
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                  Quote 5012by Anonymous on 05/05/2011

                  Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger; and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves; so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.
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                    Quote 6632by Anonymous on 02/10/2011

                    When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
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                      Quote 6906by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                      It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.
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                        Quote 10412by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                        Learn to think continentally.
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