Good quotes about Government: Some of the best great quotes about Government

Good quotes about Government: Some of the best great quotes about Government

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. – Lord Acton

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? – Saint Augustine

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government. – Henry Ward Beecher

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck

Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they’re on drugs. – David Borenstein

Democracy is an abuse of statistics. – Jorge Luis Borges

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. – Louis D. Brandeis

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. – Winston Churchill

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. – Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

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

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. – Denis Diderot

Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. – Larry Flynt

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. – Benjamin Franklin

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. – Milton Friedman

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. – John Kenneth Galbraith

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. – John W. Gardner

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. – William E. Gladstone

To rule is easy, to govern difficult. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Talk is cheap – except when Congress does it. – Cullen Hightower

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them. – Cullen Hightower

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. – Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. – Thomas Jefferson

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

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. – Abraham Lincoln

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. – James Russell Lowell

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. – James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. – James Madison

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