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Well, will anybody deny now that the Government at Washington, as regards its own people, is the strongest government in the world at this hour? And for this simple reason, that it is based on the will, and the good will, of an instructed people. (Quote by - John Bright)

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. (Quote by - Wilhelm Reich)

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. (Quote by - Michael Novak)

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? (Quote by - St. Augustine)

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone. (Quote by - Robert L. Heilbroner)

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. (Quote by - Joseph Heller)

Which government is best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees. (Quote by - Boris Marshalov)

Franklin Roosevelt stands like a sharply formed rock in a shapeless sea. spoken on Book TV by a Jackson biographer. (Quote by - Justice Robert Jackson)

No nation is fit to set in judgment upon any other nation. (Quote by - Woodrow Wilson)

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. (Quote by - Lord Acton)

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. (Quote by - Fred Woodworth)

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. (Quote by - Aristotle)

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it. (Quote by - Alexander Woollcott)

The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. (Quote by - John Kenneth Galbraith)

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. (Quote by - William Ewart Gladstone)

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. (Quote by - Robert M. Hutchins)

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

All of us rightly regard ourselves as loyal to the Labour Party and yourself over many years. We believe however that you have not ended the uncertainty over when you intend to leave office, which is damaging the government and the party. (Quote by - Wayne Davis)

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)


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