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AUTHOR: Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION: Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator DANIEL WEBSTER, at a reception in Bangor, Maine, August 25, 1835.—The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster, vol. 2, p. 165 (1903).
SUBJECTS: Government