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144 Government Quotes

You can't run a government solely on a business basis ... Government should be human. It should have a heart.

Herbert Henry Lehman Quotes

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A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.

James Reston Quotes

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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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Good government is no substitute for self-government.

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

Will Rogers 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 is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

George Washington 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 true art of government consists in not governing too much.

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

Napoleon Bonaparte 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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Good government is no substitute for self-government

Mahatma Gandhi 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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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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The government is us; we are the government, you and I.

Theodore Roosevelt 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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