September 20, 2016

Government Quotes

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities, that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state.” – Adam smith
“The government of an exclusive company of merchants is, perhaps, the worst of all governments for any country whatever.” – Adam smith
“Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. GOVERNMENT, EQUALITY” – Adam smith
“Every tax, however, is to the person who pays it a badge, not of slavery but of liberty. It denotes that he is a subject to government, indeed, but that, as he has some property, he cannot himself be the property of a master.” – Adam smith
“Bad as any government may be, it is seldom worse than anarchy.” – Aesop
“My sympathies are, of course, with the Government side, especially the Anarchists; for Anarchism seems to me more likely to lead to desirable social change than highly centralized, dictatorial Communism.” – Aldous Huxley
“A great writer is, so to speak, a second government. That’s why no regime anywhere has ever loved its great writers, only its minor ones.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.” – Alexander Pope
“if the government interferes to such an extent that the weak thrive and the strong are oppressed, society itself will collapse over time.” – Amish Tripathi
“The government to you is what God is to agnostics–only to be invoked when your own well being is at stake.” – Amitav Ghosh
“Well, in the past, the size of government was one of the more fundamental dividing lines between Right and Left. The Right was supposed to represent the small government philosophy – limited spending, low taxes. Obviously, things have shifted.” – Andrew Sullivan
“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 for men to live without breaking laws.” – Ayn Rand
“The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.” – Benazir Bhutto
“The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.” – Benazir Bhutto
“There’d never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States – alcohol production – and just handed it to criminals – a pretty remarkable thing to do.” – Bill Bryson
“The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything.” – Bill O’Reilly
“The Tea Party is simply a loose description of local activism driven by Americans who want smaller government and more self-reliance. That sounds like what the Founding Fathers had in mind, does it not?” – Bill O’Reilly
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