-Thomas Moore [Attributed](more…)
“Our Government springs from and was made for the people — not the people for the Government. To them it owes allegiance; from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom. But while the Government is thus bound to defer to the people, from whom it derives its existence, it should, from the very consideration of its origin, be strong in its power of resistance to the establishment of inequalities. Monopolies, perpetuities, and class legislation are contrary to the genius of free government, and ought not to be allowed. Here there is no room for favored classes or monopolies; the principle of our Government is that of equal laws and freedom of industry. Wherever monopoly attains a foothold, it is sure to be a source of danger, discord, and trouble.”
–Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States of America (more…)
–Ernest Hemingway [Possibly misatrributed, See Source Notes for details]
Quote Number: 320
Source: Unknown source
Source Notes: Upon further review there is a possibility that this is not a Hemingway quote, however because I cannot confirm this I am not going to change it at this time. I still have been unable to identify the original source. However, a reference was made to an unpublished work titled “Crossroads” in volume 16 of the New York Times Biographical Service, online here. While it is hard to see from just the snippet view, it may not be quoting Hemingway at all.
Also, after reviewing several different editions of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms online, I am fairly certain it is not contained in there. If you have any further information, please leave a comment, thank you!
– Mary Tyler Moore [Attributed]