The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
— James Madison

Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
Samuel Butler lodges quote

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.
— Soren Kierkegaard

Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.
— William Cowper

The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
— lodges quotation by Theodore Roosevelt