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John Jay Quotes

The wise and the good never form the majority of any large society and it seldom happens that their measures are uniformly adopted ... [All that wise and good men can do is] to persevere in doing their duty to their country and leave the consequences to him who made men only; neither elated by success, however great, nor discouraged by disappointments however frequent or mortifying.
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It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it.

— John Jay

Those who own the country ought to govern it.

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