What a blessing it is to love books as I love them;- to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Freely Likely Men Never Question
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
Broken Drink Eat Galling Government
And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
Decide Governed Opinion Ought Say
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
Authority Because Democracy Failure Hands
Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
Faction Found Made Natural Persecution