Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
Charles Francis Adams (1807 - 1886)
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It would be superfluous in me to point out to your Lordship that this is war.
Source: Dispatch to Earl Russell, Sept. 5, 1863.
The American experiment is the most tremendous and far reaching engine of social change which has ever either blessed or cursed mankind.
Take, then, your paltry Christ, your gentleman God. We want the carpenter's son, with his saw and hod.
Source: Quoted by Upton Sinclair, The Cry for Justice.
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