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"Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made."

"The laboring classes constitute the main part of our population. They should be protected in their efforts peaceably to assert their rights when endangered by aggregated capital, and all statutes on this subject should recognize the care of the State for honest toil, and be framed with a view of improving the condition of the workingman."

"Whatever you do, tell the truth."

"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil."

"The laws and the entire scheme of our civil rule, from the town meeting to the State capitals and the national capital, is yours."

"Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters."

"When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government."

"Communism is a hateful thing and a menace to peace and organized government."

"Party honesty is party expediency."

"A man of true honor protects the unwritten word which binds his conscience more scrupulously, if possible, than he does the bond a breach of which subjects him to legal liabilities, and the United States, in aiming to maintain itself as one of the most enlightened nations, would do its citizens gross injustice if it applied to its international relations any other than a high standard of honor and morality."

"What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?"

"A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves."

"Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again."

"No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law."


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