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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Government:

The First Amendment is about how we govern ourselves - not about how we titillate ourselves sexually”
~ Robert H. Bork Quotes.

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 Brandeis.

People come to Washington believing it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine.
~ Richard Goodwin.

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.
~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
~ Winston Churchill Quotes.

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism - ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes.

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.
~ Woodrow Wilson.

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
~ Karl Marx.

The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
~ Lewis Mumford.

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
~ Will Rogers Quotes.

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
~ Polish Proverb.

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government.
~ William Howard Taft.

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