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George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950+6
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+2
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
American writer 1789-1851+1
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882+1
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.Source: Journals
American president 1856-1924+1
Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
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.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881+1
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
American statesman 1882-1945+1
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.
First president of the US 1732-1799+1
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
American writer 1817-1862+1
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.
English statesman and writer 1804-18810
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
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
In Holland born, American journalist 1909-19950
A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.