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It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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Fear is the foundation of most government.
~ John Adams

 

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A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.
~ Maury Amsterdam

 

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Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
~ Joy Baluch

 

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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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

 

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Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -- commitment to a scenario.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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Beaverbrook is so pleased to be in the government that he is like the town tart who finally married the Mayor.
~ Beverley Baxter

 

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The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
~ Baron William Henry Beveridge

 

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A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
~ Otto Von Bismarck

 

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Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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Public instruction should be the first object of government.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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The government must always be a step ahead of the popular movement.
~ Count Boytzwnburg

 

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But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.
~ Basil Bunting

 

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Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
~ George Burns

 

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The point to remember is what government gives it must first take away
~ John S. Caldwell

 

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