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" I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government. "
" Somewhere along the line, the actions of this government are the actions of me. "
" All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter. "
" For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms. "
" We are a very big and vast Government, and naturally, every ministry is becoming bigger and bigger. It becomes, therefore, essential that there should be proper coordination. "
Lal Bahadur Shastri
" I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, which means that, unlike native-born citizens, I had to prove to the U.S. government that I merited citizenship. "
" I like to be involved in politics. I like to be involved in government. I've been in politics all my life. I would like to remain in government. I don't think that's so sinister. "
" As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending. "
" To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement that was asking nothing except such a simple little thing as the right to vote. "
" I came to Congress on the promise of cutting wasteful government spending. There are plenty of examples of the government playing loose with taxpayer money, but none more so than how we spend our foreign aid dollars. "
" Democracy must learn to defend itself. "
" A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. "
Spiro T. Agnew
" Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. "
" A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government. "
" Government is inevitably going to play a very significant role in infrastructure, and in a country with a federal system where vibrancy and economic health depend on interstate commerce, it's not going to be private enterprise or state governments that will give you things like an interstate highway system. "
" You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. "
" Anyone who thinks you can pay $3,100 to the federal government and thinks you can get that money back completely in services - like I said - he may go to M-I-T but he is an N-U-T. "
" We eliminated the monarchy. We put limits on how long one person could lead our country and on the powers they held while in office. We took differences of opinion seriously - in fact, we built them into the fabric of our government. "
" You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. "
" If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth. "
" I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle! "
" I thought the irreducible requirements of Republicanism were being for life, small government, and a strong national defense. "
" 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? "
" Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. "
Sydney J. Harris
" A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets has no charm for me. If the Union is dissolved and government disrupted, I shall return to my native state and share the miseries of my people, and save in defense will draw my sword on none. "
Robert E. Lee
" I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. "
Dwight D. Eisenhower
" I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. "
H. L. Mencken
" The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. "
" The best government is the least government. In some areas, I'm libertarian. I don't subscribe to any one party; they are all bad. "
" Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes. "
" Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have. "
P. J. O'Rourke