THE GREATER GOOD IS BEST SERVED
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
Photography by EJP