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    Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.

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Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one read more

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

by James Madison Found in: Government Quotes,
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The true art of government consists in not governing too much.

The true art of government consists in not governing too much.

by Jonathan Shipley Found in: Government Quotes,
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Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.

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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

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The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made
by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, read more

The declaration that our People are hostile to a government made
by themselves, for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an
insult.

by John Quincy Adams Found in: Government Quotes,
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The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of read more

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.

by Plato Found in: Government Quotes,
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A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.

by James Reston Found in: Government Quotes,
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Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

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