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James Fenimore Cooper
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If newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own.
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James Fenimore Cooper
The tendencies of democracies are, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge and principles of the majority form the tribunal of the appeal.
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James Fenimore Cooper
How easy it is for generous sentiments, high courtesy, and chivalrous courage to lose their influence beneath the chilling blight of selfishness, and to exhibit to the world a man who was great in all the minor attributes of character, but who was found wanting when it became necessary to prove how much principle is superior to policy.
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James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, 1826

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