"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
"What is the most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class."
"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
- Alexis De Tocqueville