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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.
James Fenimore Cooper (more quotes by James Fenimore Cooper or books by/about James Fenimore Cooper)
(1789-1851) American Novelist
Politics, Authority, Majority, Balance, Restriction, Passion, Weakness, Power, Corruption