James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

If the newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own.

Individuality is the aim of political liberty.

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.

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.

The principal advantage of a democracy, is a general elevation in the character of the people.

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.