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John Quincy Adams
Source/Notes:
Address, 4th July, 1793, as reported in: Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams (1858), p. 421. He is also reported to have said these words in an oration, delivered at Plymouth, December 22, 1802.
Edmund Burke
Source/Notes:
Volume iii, page 274. - Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

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