Quotes: government

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
    James Fenimore Cooper
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    A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
    Woodrow Wilson
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    Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
    John Adams
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    Fear is the foundation of most government.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
  • James Reston
    James Reston
    In Holland born, American journalist 1909-1995
    James Reston
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    A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
    Otto Von Bismarck
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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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    American politician, businessman, and author 1909-1998
    Barry Goldwater
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    A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
    Amos Bronson Alcott
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    A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
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