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"What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
Alexander Hamilton

"When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned."
Herbert Clark Hoover

"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object."
Thomas Jefferson

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
Thomas Jefferson

"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want-and their kids pay for it."
Richard Lamm

"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent."
Abraham Lincoln

"America: Where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn't afraid of his wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors, or the government."
Joe Moore

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Plato

"People don't start wars, governments do."
Ronald Reagan



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