Friday, February 26, 2016

Great Timeless Quotes on Government

“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame; two is a law firm and three or more is a government.” ~John Adams

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.” ~Mark Twain

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself.” ~Mark Twain

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” ~Winston Churchill

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” ~Douglas Casey

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” ~P.J. O’Rourke

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” ~Frederic Bastiat

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” ~Will Rogers

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!” ~P.J. O’Rourke
“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” ~Voltaire

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!” ~Pericles
“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” Mark Twain

“Talk is cheap, except when government does it.” ~Anonymous

“The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” ~Ronald Reagan

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” ~Mark Twain
“There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save government.” Mark Twain

“What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.” ~Edward Langley

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” ~Aesop

"Power ruthlessly enforces its power upon the powerless to bring everything and everyone under the dictatorial control of that evil Power." ~ Jack and Margy Flynn

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