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No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law. James F. Cooper#Active 68
James F. Cooper#Active 68
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. James F. Cooper#Agency 67
James F. Cooper#Agency 67
The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world. James F. Cooper#Affairs 65
James F. Cooper#Affairs 65
Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions. James F. Cooper#Appreciated 56
James F. Cooper#Appreciated 56
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. James F. Cooper#Character 52
James F. Cooper#Character 52
Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. James F. Cooper#Break 44
James F. Cooper#Break 44
All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities. James F. Cooper#Government 38
James F. Cooper#Government 38
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny. James F. Cooper#Besetting 32
James F. Cooper#Besetting 32
Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other. James F. Cooper#Bear 29
James F. Cooper#Bear 29
The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority. James F. Cooper#Disposition 19
James F. Cooper#Disposition 19
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