One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
All the wisdom of the world consists of shouting with the majority.
If human progress had been more a matter of leadership we should be in Utopia to-day.
The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch.
It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times.
A statesman is a successful politician who is dead.
They could do worse, and they undoubtedly will.
The reason why the race of man moves slowly is because it must move all together.
One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
The only justification of rebellion is success.
Politics is mostly pill-taking.
Let a man proclaim a new principle. Public sentiment will surely be on the other side.
There is, and always has been, one tremendous ruler of the human race - and that ruler is that combination of the opinions of all, the leveling up of universal sense which is called public sentiment. That is the ever-present regulator and police of humanity.
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