James Cooper

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James Cooper

James Cooper

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:31]
All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:44]
Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:58]
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:11]
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:21]
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:36]
No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:48]
Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:56]
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 [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 [10/04/2011 11:10:13]
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:44]
Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. More James Cooper [10/04/2011 11:10:49]
Those families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten
thousand.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath itMore James Cooper [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge, and principles of the majority form the tribunal of appeal.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that "one man is as good as another;" a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All that a good government aims at...is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...no civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...Although the political liberty of this country is greater than that of nearly every other civilized nation, its personal liberty is said to be less. In other words, men are thought to be more under the control of extra-legal authorities, and to defer more to those around them, in pursuing even their lawful and innocent occupations, than in almost every other country.More James Cooper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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