Quotes

11 November 2014
When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
11 November 2014
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
11 November 2014
Learning will be cast into the mire, and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.
11 November 2014
Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
11 November 2014
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
11 November 2014
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
11 November 2014
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
11 November 2014
To drive men from independence to live on alms, is itself great cruelty.
11 November 2014
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
11 November 2014
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

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