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Federalist 10 quotes

The latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man.

A pure democracy can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction.

The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular states.

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole.

Relief is to be sought from the means of controlling its effects.

No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause.

The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views.

The multiplicity of sects in the New England States may be classed into three general heads.

The first class comprises those who are animated by the pure spirit of democracy.

By faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole.

The public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties.

The question resulting is, whether small or extensive republics are more favorable to the election of proper guardians of the public weal.

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole.

Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens.

The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of Republican than of democratic government.

A republic, by which I mean government in which the scheme of representation takes place.

A republic, by which I understand a government in which the scheme of representation.”

One of the most important tasks of the new government was to define the parameters of public disagreement.

A pure democracy, by which I mean, a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it.

Political society is to be understood in reference to the civil rights which it is intended to protect.

Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.

If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle.

To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed.

Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests.

The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.

Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs may by intrigue.

There is no man who is a statesman in all points, who is not also a partisan.

Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.

When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government is thereby destroyed.

Learned men, who have been bred to the law, will not easily be disposed to give up.

When a majority is united by a common interest, the rights of the minority are insecure.

If a faction consists of less than a majority.

The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought.

The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular states.

From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose.

Among the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserve to be more accurately developed.

The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular states.

Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens.

Danger of either a direct or indirect violation of the Constitution.

In a nation of philosophers, this consideration ought to be disregarded.

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it.

No faction can arise without a cause; no trial be made.

Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.

Open the doors and we shall be rewarded with ready-made chaos.

The spirit of party and faction exist as inherent qualities in political institutions.

Education can be a powerful antidote to the deleterious effects of faction.

While the people retain a sufficient influence over their representatives.

It is in vain to say that enlightened statesmen will be able to adjust.

The means of opposition to a faction are as numerous as the causes of faction.

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