"I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Anthony Trollope on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Anthony Trollope on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Anthony Trollope on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Anthony Trollope on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Anthony Trollope on Thomas Paine
"A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces."
"As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour."
"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."
"They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind."
"There is no royal road to learning no short cut to the acquirement of any art."
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