Fisher AmesFisher Ames, (1758-1808), American statesman, orator and political writer

Fisher Ames Quote

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”

Fisher AmesFisher Ames
~ Fisher Ames

Speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, January 15, 1788

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Now, there is an observation that is extremely to the point and accurate. We hold this truth to be self evident. This quote deserves a rating of countless stars, an innumerable number of times.

warren, olathe

Thank god they did not make us a democracy. The more changes made drifting us toward democracy enable the theft of our liberty while the masses see it as an improvement.


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