A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.— John C. Calhoun
Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.— John C. Calhoun
In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.— John C. Calhoun
It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.— John C. Calhoun
Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.— John C. Calhoun
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.— John C. Calhoun
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.— John C. Calhoun
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.— John C. Calhoun

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