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The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire an influence among the people that will soon be too much for simple honesty and plain sense, in a house of representatives. The most illustrious of them must, therefore, be separated from the mass, and placed by themselves in a senate; this is, to all honest and useful intents, an ostracism.Adams, John
Source: JOHN ADAMS, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, vol. 1 , Preface, p. 290 . First published in 1787. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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