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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.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
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.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford
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.
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.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
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.
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.
All socialism involves slavery.
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
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
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!
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
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.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
Ludwig von Mises
Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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