The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
— Joseph Addison

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
Thomas Jefferson confederacy quote

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
— Jonathan Swift

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
— Jonathan Swift

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.
— confederacy quotation by Jefferson Davis