Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.And finally, proving he had wit to match his wisdom:
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.