from Douglas Moore’s The Art of Quotation blog

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines […]

via “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government” — Art of Quotation

5 thoughts on “from Douglas Moore’s The Art of Quotation blog

  1. Pingback: “Whenever [the people] grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” | ELIZABETH ANN JOHNSON-MURPHREE

  2. You can take it both ways, this saying, plus I know that we will not agree on politics but I will agree on your literature, wich to tell you the truth is much more important for me, I do learn from you

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