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9 Famous Quotes by Fisher Ames
4/9/1758 - 7/4/1808
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I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.

Politics Quotes, by Fisher Ames , Source: Speech

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All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.

Politics Quotes, by Fisher Ames , Source: Speech

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Man is by nature a political animal.

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.

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A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.

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No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away

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[I]f these [new] books ... must be retained, as they will be, should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book?

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The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.

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