If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so.

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I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.

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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

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Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.

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History is a pact between the dead, the living, and the yet unborn.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -- wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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What is liberty without...virtue? It is...madness, without restraint.Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their dispositionto put moral chains upon their own appetites.

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The marketplace obliges men, whether they will or not, in pursuing their own selfish interests, to connect the general good with their own individual success

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