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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.
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James Fenimore Cooper

United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)

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