Edo names Dictionary
Quotes About Government
•“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” 
― Edward R. Murrow
•“The people's government, made for the people, made by the people and answerable to the people. ” 
― Daniel Webster
•“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.” 
― Abraham Lincoln 
•“Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” 
― Ronald Reagan
•“Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.” 
― Richard Lamm
•“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” 
― Tacitus
•“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” 
― Herbert Hoover
•“To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.” 
― Aristophanes
•“In a well-functioning democracy, the state constitution is considered more important than God's holy book, whichever holy book that may be, and God matters only in your private life.” 
― Ayaan Hirsi Ali
•“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” 
― Denis Diderot 
•“There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.” 
― Stokely Carmichael 
“Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience.” 
― Otto von Bismarck
•“Everybody wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. ” 
― Werner Finck
•“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.” 
― Benjamin Disraeli 
•“They say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri
•“The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.” 
― Thomas Babington
•“Before God and high heaven, is there a law for one man which is not a law for every other man?” 
― Howard Zinn
•“Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.” 
― Benito Mussolini 
•“I claim neither liberalism nor conservatism - one tends to be airheaded while the other tends to be brickheaded.” 
― Criss Jami
•“What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation.” 
― Christopher Hitchens
•“The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.” 
― Arlen Specter 
•“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” 
― Euripides
•“It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.” 
― Tom Stoppard   
•“Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult.” 
― Leo Tolstoy
•“Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. ” 
― Reinhold Niebuhr
•“For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.” 
― Jonathan Swift 
•“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” 
― Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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