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"Whatever is, is not," is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as
anything comes across him in the read more

"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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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

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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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You can't run a government solely on a business basis ... Government should be human. It should have a heart.

You can't run a government solely on a business basis ... Government should be human. It should have a heart.

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In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the read more

In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side.

by Theodore Forstmann Found in: Government Quotes,
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Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say read more

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else.

by Nicolas Walter Found in: Government Quotes,
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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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Government is a kind of legalized pillage.

Government is a kind of legalized pillage.

by Elbert Hubbard Found in: Government Quotes,
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Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever
debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor read more

Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever
debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be,
decided among men. A resolution was passed without one
dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right
ought to be, free and independent States.

by John Quincy Adams Found in: Government Quotes,
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