John Adams Quotes
The law, in all vicissitudes of government, fluctuations of the passions, or flights of enthusiasm, will preserve a steady undeviating course; it will not bend to the uncertain wishes, imaginations, and wanton tempers of men. . . . On the one hand it is inexorable to the cries and lamentations of the prisoners; on the other it is deaf, deaf as an adder to the clamors of the populace.
Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, (December 4, 1770).
Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.