James Fenimore Cooper

Burlington, New Jersey, United States
James Fenimore Cooper
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
11 November 2014
The Americans ... are almost ignorant of the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency.
11 November 2014
The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.
11 November 2014
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
11 November 2014
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
11 November 2014
It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
11 November 2014
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
11 November 2014
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
11 November 2014
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
11 November 2014
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

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