While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

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It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power

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Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

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Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society

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It's unethical for a lawyer to plead his client to the death penalty. As long as that's there, the defense can't do anything.

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Had we known it was 9/11 money, we would not have borrowed it.

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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

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The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult

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