America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
Colonies Different Establishing Exaggerated Instrumental
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
Both Breeding Candor Equally Frame
Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.
Break Break Up Consequence Direction False
Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
Close Each Ever Ignorance Mathematical
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
Aim Evil Good Governing Most
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Democracies Exhibit Form Law Masses