Government Quotes

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business

Tom Robbins

So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

Sir Winston Churchill

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

P. J. O'Rourke

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people

SimÛn BolÌvar

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.

H. L. Mencken

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program

Bob Wells

Some people say that Libertarians want anarchy. But anarchy is what we have now. Our cities aren't safe, our schools are centers of violence, the politicians have turned the rule of law into a chaotic web of millions of regulations and mandates. Libertarians want to restore order by removing, wherever possible, the destabilizing influence of government

Harry Browne

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them

P. J. OíRourke

Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult

Andre Marrou

Here's your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute -- often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is

Charley Reese

It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error

Robert H. Jackson

There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws

Ayn Rand

There are many things the government can't do, many good purposes it must renounce. It must leave them to the enterprise of others. It cannot feed the people. It cannot enrich the people. It cannot teach the people. It cannot convert the people

Lord Acton

Government does not quiet destructive human behavior - it amplifies it

Mark D. Valenti

I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms

Henry Louis Mencken
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