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144 Government Quotes

Franklin Roosevelt stands like a sharply formed rock in a shapeless sea. spoken on Book TV by a Jackson biographer.

Justice Robert Jackson Quotes

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Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower Quotes

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Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.

Richard Lamm Quotes

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Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees.

Boris Marshalov Quotes

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It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.

Tom Stoppard Quotes

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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.

Alexander Woollcott Quotes

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He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich that they in turn may care for the laboring poor.

Grover Cleveland Quotes

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All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.

James A. Garfield Quotes

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Government is a kind of legalized pillage.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right.

Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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Every country has the government it deserves.

Joseph De Maistre Quotes

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Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

William Penn Quotes

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Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

Will Rogers Quotes

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

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.

Harry S. Truman 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 M. Goldwater Quotes

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Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

Sydney J. Harris Quotes

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A camel is a horse designed by committee.

Sir Alec Issigonis Quotes

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Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.

Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.

Elmer Davis Quotes

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Everybody wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes.

Werner Finck Quotes

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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.

William Ewart Gladstone Quotes

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