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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

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It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.

Tags: Country, Less, Support

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

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Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

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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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It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.

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Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.

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There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

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A promise must never be broken.

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A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

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The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.

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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

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I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.

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In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.

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The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.

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Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.

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I think the first duty of society is justice.

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You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.

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Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

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In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

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Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

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Learn to think continentally.

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Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

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In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

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Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.

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Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

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Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

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