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Quotations About Government Page 2

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson
Notes on Virginia

Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave.
Felix G. Rohatyn
New York Times, 3 June 1987

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
Man and Superman, "Maxims: Education," 1905

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
Tom Stoppard

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins
Great Books, 1954

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.
Joseph Heller
Catch-22, 1955

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: That you are dreadfully like other people.
James Russell Lowell
"Democracy Address," Birmingham, England, 6 October 1884

We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects.
Janet Napolitano

The current federal regulations limiting junk food is very narrow.
Maureen Knightly

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.
Elbert Hubbard

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