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Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
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 world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed.
Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.
P. J. O'Rourke
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
It is not good to have a rule of many.
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.
Democracy passes into despotism.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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