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How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese? (Quote by - Charles de Gaulle)

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government. (Quote by - Alexander Chase)

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. (Quote by - Polish Proverb)

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. (Quote by - Louis D. Brandeis)

To rule is easy, to govern difficult. (Quote by - Johann W. von Goethe)

The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't Its function is to obey orders, not originate them. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights) it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. (It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft.) Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National. (Quote by - George F. Will)

A good history covers not only what was done, but the thought that went into the action. You can read the history of a country through its actions. (Quote by - Benjamin L. Hooks)

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. (Quote by - Gro H Brundtland )

Good government could never be a substitute for government by the people themselves. (Quote by - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman)

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more. (Quote by - William Henry Harrison)

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Let the people think they govern, and they will be governed. (Quote by - William Pen)

If government were a product, selling it would be illegal. (Quote by - P J O'Rourke)

In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side. (Quote by - Theodore Forstmann)

To put it in a few words, the true malice of man appears only in the state and in the church, as institutions of gathering together, of recapitulation, of totalization. (Quote by - Paul Ricoeur)

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else. (Quote by - Nicolas Walter)

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. (Quote by - Woodrow Wilson)

During this campaign the chancellor and the prime minister will stand up and say it [the government] hasn't increased taxes, and that's just not true for business. (Quote by - Digby Jones)

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer Neither is resignation Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment. (Quote by - Elie Wiesel)

The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau. (Quote by - James F. Byrnes)

Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave. (Quote by - Felix G. Rohatyn)

Parts of the Voting Rights Act are due to expire next year if Congress doesn't extend them, including the section that guarantees that voting rights will be protected by the federal government. (Quote by - Marty Meehan)


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