To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else
If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also
Because of our Congressional committee system, our government is closer to a gerontocracy than a democracy.
Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It's an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.
Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy
Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.
The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
The greatest danger to liberty today comes from the men who are most needed and most powerful in modern government, namely, the efficient expert administrators exclusively concerned with what they regard as the public good
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
The rural folk have already learned how to cope. But the urban people are so dependent on the government for distribution.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.
Public respect for political parties has plummeted, and democratic government discredited, ... The massive fall in voters can only be attributed to voter disillusionment in their governments -- successive governments.
What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure - they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going
National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government
My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on
Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.