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144 Government Quotes

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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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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Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.

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

George Bernard Shaw 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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"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men." -Samuel Adams

Sam Adams Quotes

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My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

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The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it

Ronald Reagan Quotes

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