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Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Government Quotes,
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. . . The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to
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. . . The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to
determine whether a republican government is practicable in a
nation or not.

by John Quincy Adams Found in: Government Quotes,
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"Whatever is, is not," is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as
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"Whatever is, is not," is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as
anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens
not to like.

by Richard Bentley Found in: Government Quotes,
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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 single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.

by Daniel P. Moynihan Found in: Government Quotes,
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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

by Voltaire Found in: Government Quotes,
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Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a read more

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.

by Fred Woodworth 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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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

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