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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darknes

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
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No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education

No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees t

As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
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A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax c

A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
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There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago