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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. (Quote by - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity, but a weak one is odious in the former, and contemptible in the latter. (Quote by - George Greenville)

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. (Quote by - George Washington)

A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. (Quote by - Otto von Bismarck)

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

The safety of the State is the highest law. (Quote by - Justinian)

A camel is a horse designed by committee. (Quote by - Sir Alec Issigonis)

My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on. (Quote by - John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

The plague of government is senile delinquency. (Quote by - Mignon McLaughlin)

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. (Quote by - James Reston)

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. (Quote by - Bible)

Whatever is, is not, is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens not to like. (Quote by - Richard Bentley)

Fear is the foundation of most governments. (Quote by - John Adams)

Government is a kind of legalized pillage. (Quote by - Elbert Hubbard)

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech This is universal thing, taught by all religions. (Quote by - Thich Nhat Hanh)

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. (Quote by - Louis Brandeis)

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. (Quote by - P.J. O'Rourke)

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting. (Quote by - Tom Stoppard)

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from them, but to inform them by education. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. (Quote by - James Madison)

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the industrious. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)


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