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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1762
AUTHOR: John Marshall (1755–1835)
QUOTATION: No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass.
ATTRIBUTION: Chief Justice JOHN MARSHALL, McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 403 (1819).
SUBJECTS: States rights