...How idle is this prating about natural rights as though still containing all that had been forfeited.
Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled. I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.ralph waldo emerson
Whenever you hear a man prating about the Constitution, spot him as a traitor.andrew johnson
I say, thou mad March hare,I wonder how ye dareOpen your jangling jawsTo preach in any clause,Like prating popping daws,Against her excellence,Against her reverence,Against her pre-eminence,Against her magnificence,That never did offence.john skelton
A prating barber asked Archelaus how he would be trimmed. He answered, "In silence."