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A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.
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An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.
— McCullough v. Maryland, 1819
— John Marshall
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues. Such was the man for whom our nation morns
— official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, December 26, 1799
— John Marshall

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