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A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
~ Otto von Bismarck | ( Prussian German statesman and aristocrat. ) | 1815-1898 | Government
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Government
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott | (American educator. ) | 1799-1888 | Government
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Government
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
~ Honore de Balzac | ( French novelist. ) | 1799-1850 | Government
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
~ Albert Camus | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Government
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
Fear is the foundation of most government.
~ John Adams | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Government
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Fear is the foundation of most government.
~ John Adams | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Government
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Government
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power vested in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things, when the rule prescribes not, and not to be subject to the inconstant, unknown, arbitrary will of another man.
~ John Locke | ( English philosopher. ) | 1632-1704 | Government
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Governing a large country is like frying a small fish.
-: [ Tao Te Ching, Ch. 60 ]
~ Lao Tzu | (Chinese philosopher ) | 6th-5th century BC | Government
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -- commitment to a scenario.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Government
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
~ John Locke | ( English philosopher. ) | 1632-1704 | Government
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Government
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Government
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Government
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
~ John Updike | ( American writer. ) | 1932 - | Government
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
~ George Washington | (First President of the USA. ) | 1732-1799 | Government
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Government
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
-: [ The Cynic's Lexicon : A Dictionary Of Amoral Advice‎ (1984), by Jonathon Green, p. 77 ]
~ Milton Friedman | (Famous Economist ) | 1912 - 2006 | Government
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Government
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     

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