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Kutipan (Quote) - Government (1)
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
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.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O'Rourke
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.
P. J. O'Rourke
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Louis D. Brandeis
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
John Kenneth Galbraith
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
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
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.