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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
    Source: Journals
  • 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.
  • Bill Owens
    Bill Owens
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    Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like 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.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
  • Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
  • 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.
  • The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
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    A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.
    Source: Barbara C. Jordan--selected speeches
  • 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.
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