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Government Quotes 61-65

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Government Quotes

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
Woodrow Wilson

The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Thomas Paine

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.
Cullen Hightower

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Karl Marx

Government Quotes 26-30

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

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Adrian Cronauer

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.
Robert Half

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman

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

Politics Quotes 166-170

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Politics Quotes
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. 
Alexis de Tocqueville 

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. 
Clare Boothe Luce 

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. 
Alexander Hamilton 

Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Thomas Paine 

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. 
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Motivational Quotes 16-20

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Motivational Quotes
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. 
John D. Rockefeller 

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. 
Thomas Paine 

It's always too early to quit. 
Norman Vincent Peale 

Know or listen to those who know. 
Baltasar Gracian 

Leap, and the net will appear. 
John Burroughs