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The whole history of Israel, its ritual and its government, is explicable only as it is typical of the spiritual Israel, of the sacrifice on Cavalry, of the precious blood which alone can wash away sin. (Quote by - Abbott E Kittredge)

Let's tell young people the best books are yet to written) the best painting, the best government the best of everything is yet to be done by them [a nice and positive quote!] (Quote by - John Erskine)

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier When will we have the courage of Lincoln. (Quote by - Robert Coles)

Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. (Quote by - Benjamin Lichtenberg)

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. (Quote by - John Perry Barlow)

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant. (Quote by - John Adams)

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. (Quote by - Sir Winston Churchill)

It seems to me that government is like a pump, and what it pumps up is just what we are, a fair sample of the intellect, the ethics and the morals of the people, no better, no worse. (Quote by - Adlai Stevenson)

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down. (Quote by - Robert Orben)

Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. (Quote by - Harry S. Truman)

All government--indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act--is founded on compromise and barter. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair rather than Michael Howard should form the next government. (Quote by - Robert Jackson)

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. (Quote by - Edward R Murrow)

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

The internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion. (Quote by - Stewart Dalzell)

Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy. (Quote by - Proverb)

And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

The happiness of society is the end of government. (Quote by - John Adams)


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