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Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Precedents deliberately established by wise men are entitled to great weight. They are evidence of truth, but only evidence... But a solitary precedent... which has never been reexamined, cannot be conclusive.
[Andrew Jackson] is ignorant, passionate, hypocritical, corrupt, and easily swayed by the basest men who surround him.
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Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
April 12, 1777
June 29, 1852
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