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The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. (Quote by - Eugene McCarthy)

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants. (Quote by - William Penn)

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Every country has the government it deserves. (Quote by - Joseph De Maistre)

The chancellor's failure to give Britain's taxpayers value for money will be the terrible legacy of this government. (Quote by - Oliver Letwin)

A government is not an old pair of socks that you throw away. (Quote by - Boris Yeltsin)

A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it. (Quote by - George S. Patton)

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. (Quote by - James A. Garfield)

Every single member of this Labour government, if you go back 20 years, has made the most extraordinary 180 degree turn. (Quote by - Brian Feeney)

England is the mother of parliaments. (Quote by - John Bright)

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. (Quote by - Hubert H Humphrey)

You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River? Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help them. (Quote by - Russell Chatham)

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. (Quote by - Barry Goldwater)

Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, for all the people, by all the people. (Quote by - Theodore Parker)

Treaties are like roses and young girls - they last while they last. (Quote by - Charles de Gaulle)

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. (Quote by - Edward R Murrow)

A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master. (Quote by - George Washington)

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. (Quote by - George Pataki)

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The government is us; we are the government, you and I. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover, attributed)

Centralization at the national capital or within a business undertaking always glorifies the importance of pieces of paper This dims the sense of reality. (Quote by - David E Lilienthal)

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government. (Quote by - William Howard Taft)


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