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Socialism means slavery.
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.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
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.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
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, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
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 so permanent as a temporary government program.
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
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 people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
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.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
Life in general has never been even close to fair, so the pretense that the government can make it fair is a valuable and inexhaustible asset to politicians who want to expand government.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald R. Ford
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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