The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)
Source: The American Democrat, 1838
Contributed by: Zaady
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
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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