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A government of laws, and not of men.

A government of laws, and not of men.

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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

by Thomas Paine Found in: Government Quotes,
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And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first
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And having looked to Government for bread, on the very first
scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Government Quotes,
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Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; read more

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.

by Louis D. Brandeis Found in: Government Quotes,
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The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, read more

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

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States are great engines moving slowly.

States are great engines moving slowly.

by Francis Bacon 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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It [Calvinism] established a religion without a prelate, a
government without a king.

It [Calvinism] established a religion without a prelate, a
government without a king.

by George Bancroft Found in: Government Quotes,
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Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in read more

Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.

by Adlai E. Stevenson Found in: Government Quotes,
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