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144 Government Quotes

Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.

Harry S. Truman Quotes

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You have the God-given right to kick the government around--don't hesitate to do so.

Edmund Muske Quotes

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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine Quotes

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The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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Good government is no substitute for self-government

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

Confucius Quotes

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A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Barry Goldwater Quotes

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Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth.

Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

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The point to remember is that what the Government gives it must first take away.

John Caldwell Quotes

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Good government is no substitute for self-government.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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The art of governing consists in not letting men grow old in their jobs.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you

Will Rogers Quotes

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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

George Washington Quotes

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Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.

George Burns Quotes

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Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else.

Nicolas Walter Quotes

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The best minds in government? If any were, business would hire them away.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

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The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.

Daniel P. Moynihan Quotes

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Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

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The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Ayn Rand Quotes

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