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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810–83)
QUOTATION: How shall we avert the dire calamities with which we are threatened? The answer comes from the graves of our fathers: By the frequent election of new men. Other help or hope for the salvation of free government there is none under heaven. If history does not teach this, we have read it all wrong.
ATTRIBUTION: JEREMIAH S. BLACK, “The Third Term: Reasons Against It,” Essays and Speeches of Jeremiah S. Black, ed. Chauncey F. Black, p. 383 (1886). First published in The North American Review, March 1880.
SUBJECTS: Elections