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"Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people."
George Mason (more quotes by George Mason or books by/about George Mason)
(1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington
The Papers of George Mason, 1052 (Robert A. Rutland Ed., 1970)
Oppression, Power, Wisdom