I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
On July 4 we celebrate government of the people, by the people, and for the people, or as they are now called, corporations.
Government is an unnecessary evil.
There is no such thing as a false idea.
The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult.
Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls.
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
That government is best which governs least.
Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
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