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Never steal. The government hates competition.
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To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
– Charles De Gaulle

Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.
Thomas Paine

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
– Edward R. Murrow

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Winston Churchill

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
– Barry Goldwater

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Abraham Lincoln

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
– P.J. O’Rourke

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell

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

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.
– William Howard Taft

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
– RONALD REAGAN

The will of the people is the source and the happiness of the people the end of all legitimate government upon earth.
– JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

The federal government has never been known for its sense of humor.
– LAURELL K. HAMILTON

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It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
– ABRAHAM LINCOLN

A government of laws, and not of men.
– JOHN ADAMS

There is good government when those who are near are made happy, and when those who are afar are attracted.
Confucius

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
– THOMAS JEFFERSON

Ceremonies are the first thing to be attended to in the practice of government.
– CONFUCIUS


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