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" Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. "
" I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world. "
Lyndon B. Johnson
" Antitrust is the way that the government promotes markets when there are market failures. It has nothing to do with the idea of free information. "
" 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. "
H. L. Mencken
" My temper is of a recluse and contemplative cast; had it been otherwise, I should, perhaps, on some former occasions, have entered into the active concerns of the world and not have been connected with it merely as a writer of books. "
" By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. "
" The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people. "
" We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. "
Richard M. Nixon
" The American world had - seemingly, at least - become a Jeffersonian world by the election of 1800, which placed Thomas Jefferson in the presidency. Jefferson had been Hamilton's rival in the new government's early years, and Hamilton has figured in the public memory almost as much for that rivalry as for his positive achievements. "
" In contemplation and reverie, one thought introduces another perpetually; and it is by similarity, or the hooking of one upon the other, that the process of thinking is carried on. "
" If the Chinese will not learn the true principles of government, all else will be useless. Knowledge is power, and although a country may be weak, still, if it possess but a modicum of knowledge, the enemy will not be able to completely overthrow it; although that country may be in danger, the race will not be extirpated. "
" Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. "
" Perhaps the majority of human beings never think of standing by themselves, and choosing their own employments, till the sentence has been regularly promulgated to them, 'It is time for you to take care of yourself.' "
" It is necessary for him who would endure existence with patience that he should conceive himself to be something - that he should be persuaded he is not a cipher in the muster-roll of man. "
" Woe to the man who is always busy - hurried in a turmoil of engagements, from occupation to occupation, and with no seasons interposed of recollection, contemplation and repose! Such a man must inevitably be gross and vulgar, and hard and indelicate - the sort of man with whom no generous spirit would desire to hold intercourse. "
" The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. "
" My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims. "
" If we're the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can't the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome? "
" Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government. "
" To the media, I have become a symbolic figure, critical of China. According to the government, I am a dangerous threat. "
" Making recess appointments when the Senate isn't in recess is neither rational nor moderate. It's a raw misuse of executive power by a president whose love of government is his most vulnerable spot with the electorate. "
" We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. "
" Government should take care of those in America who can't care for themselves. That's a role of government. "
" Democracy is a daring concept - a hope that we'll be best governed if all of us participate in the act of government. It is meant to be a conversation, a place where the intelligence and local knowledge of the electorate sums together to arrive at actions that reflect the participation of the largest possible number of people. "
" 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. "
B. R. Ambedkar
" The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States. "
" The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government. "
Henry Ward Beecher
" The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. "
" The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. "
" Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. "
George Bernard Shaw