Quotes on Impotence
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218. Fear; Impotence
"The characteristic of our own government at present is imbecility. The magistrate dare not call the guards for fear of being hanged. The guards will not come, for fear of being given up to the blind rage of popular juries."
Boswell: Life

481. Government; Impotence; Negligence; Resignation
"Governors being accustomed to hear of more crimes than they can punish, and more wrongs than they can redress, set themselves at ease by indiscriminate negligence, and presently forget the request when they lose sight of the petitioner."
Johnson: Rasselas [Narrator]
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