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Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O'Rourke
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
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
If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.
Robert E. Lee
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone
Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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