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Letter "A" » Assemblies
«Kings govern by means of popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them»
«If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
, general assembly
, General Public
, governors and
, Public affairs
«I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.»
«A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince»
Author: Edward Gibbon
«And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.»
«When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? / Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.»
«The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.»
«And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.»
«The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.»
«O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.»