The Government of the absolute majority, instead of the Government of the people, isbut the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
[a character in Mr Puff's play within a play,'The Spanish Armanda'] Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee. : Haven't I heard that line before? : No, I fancy not.Where pray? :Yes, I think there is something like it in Othello. : Gad! now you put me in mind on't, I believe there isbut that's of no consequence; all that can be said is, that two people happened to hit upon the same thoughtand Shakespeare made use of it first, that's all.Richard Brinsley Sheridan