"History is not about dates and quotes and obscure provisos.History is about life, about change, about consequences, cause and effect.It's about the mystery of human nature, the mystery of time.And it isn't just about politics and the military and the social issues, which is almost always the way it's taught. It's about music and poetry and drama and science and medicine and money and love."
- David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
"But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary...A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions." - Federalist No. 51