James Fenimore Cooper

1789 - 1851

A Quote by James Fenimore Cooper on democracy, laws, men, tyranny, and vices

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.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)

Source: The American Democrat, 1838

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A Quote by James Fenimore Cooper on democracy and mediocrity

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)

Source: The American Democrat, 1838

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Fenimore Cooper on adversity, friendship, heart, and water

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)

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