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13 Quotes filtered by What is Government

I have more government than I want, more government than I need, more government than I can afford.

John Redwood 06/2003

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No Government can be long secure wihtout a formidable opposition.

Benjamin Disraeli

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Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.

Edmund Burke

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Government has no other end than the preservation of property.

John Locke 1690

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Government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Abraham Lincoln 19/11/1863

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Governments arise either out of the people or over the people.

Thomas Paine 1791

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In free governments the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former therefore to return among the latter is not to degrade them but to promote them.

Benjamin Franklin

To Alexander Hamilton

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In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on the civil law.

Baron de Montesquieu 1748

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If any man asks me what a free government is, I answer that for any practical purposes, it is what the people think it so.

Edmund Burke 1777

Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol

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Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal bwith a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Ronald Reagan 1965

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All government is founded on compromise and banter.

Edmund Burke

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

Thomas Paine

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The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Ronald Reagan

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Making a speech on economics is a bit like pissing down your leg. It seems hot to you but never to anyone else.

Lyndon Johnson

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