Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
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- Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
- A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
- It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
- Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
- The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
- And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.