James Cooper

James Cooper

American writer, historian
The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority. Unrestrained political authority, though it be confided to masses, cannot be trusted without positive limitations, men in bodies being but an aggregation of the passions, weaknesses and interests of men as individuals.More James Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world.More James Cooper quotes [10/04/2011 11:10:03]
The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority. More James Cooper quotes [10/04/2011 11:10:13]
Aristocracy: A combination of many powerful men, for the purpose of maintaining their own particular interests. It is consequently a concentration of all the most effective parts of a community for a given end, hence its energy, efficiency and success.More James Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.More James Cooper quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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