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Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. (Quote by - Reinhold Niebuhr)

Though the people support the government the government should not support the people. (Quote by - Grover Cleveland)

Everybody wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. (Quote by - Werner Finck)

You have the God-given right to kick the government around--don't hesitate to do so. (Quote by - Edmund Muske)

Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right. (Quote by - William Allen White)

The true art of government consists in not governing too much. (Quote by - Jonathan Shipley)

People come to Washington believing it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine. (Quote by - Richard Goodwin)

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. (Quote by - Richard Lamm)

The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect. (Quote by - Sam Ewing)

So that every wand or staff of empire is forsooth curved at top. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

It may be true that the government that governs best governs least Unfortunately, the same is also true of the government that governs worst. (Quote by - Jane Auer)

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right. (Quote by - Lyndon B. Johnson)

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic - they are pus. (Quote by - Martin H. Fischer)

People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing. (Quote by - Walter H. Judd)

Nothing's more dull and negligent Than an old, lazy government, That knows no interest of state, But such as serves a present strait. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers. (Quote by - Jay Leno)

We will create a civilisation of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before. (Quote by - John Barlow)

States are great engines moving slowly. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. (Quote by - John Quincy Adams)

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. (Quote by - Louis D. Brandeis)

I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts. (Quote by - Harold McMillan)

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? (Quote by - Will Rogers)


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