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"I know it is difficult to get over local or longstanding prejudices, yet if we will suffer ourselves to examine the component parts of the English constitution, we shall find them to be the base remains of two ancient tyrannies, compounded with some new republican materials." p. 8

"There is something exceedingly ridiculous in the composition of monarchy; it first excludes a man from the means of information, yet empowers him to act in cases where the highest judgment is required." p. 9

"Where there are no distinctions there can be no superiority, perfect equality affords no temptation." p. 35

"No country on the globe is so happily situated, or so internally capable of raising a fleet as America." p. 43

"We fight neither for revenge nor conquest; neither from pride or passion; we are not insulting the world with our fleets and armies, nor ravaging the globe for plunder." p. 63

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