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Quotations About Government

The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
Edgar Friedenberg
The Vanishing Adolescent

The plague of government is senile delinquency.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Jonathan Swift
The Drapier's Letter

You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River? Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help them.
Russell Chatham
Silent Seasons, 1978

A plurality should not be asserted without necessity.
William Of Ockham
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum, Opera Theologica, I, p. 74. 1320.

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887

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
Philosophers of the Earth: Conversations with Ecologists, 1972

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government.
Alexander Chase
Perspectives, 1966

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Wendell Phillips
Orations, Speeches, Lectures and Letters

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