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
Contributed by: Zaady
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
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