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Quotation by James Fenimore Cooper
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), U.S. novelist. "On the Disadvantages of a Monarchy," The American Democrat (1838).
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