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Quotations about governments and governing

Winston Churchill – Democracy and the many forms of government

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Winston ChurchillMany forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Winston Churchill   (Nov 30, 1874-Jan 24, 1965)

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Bertrand Russell – Bureaucracy and the power of bureaucrats

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Bertrand RussellThe State is a collection of officials, different for difference purposes, drawing comfortable incomes so long as the status quo is preserved. The only alteration they are likely to desire in the status quo is an increase of bureaucracy and the power of bureaucrats.

Bertrand Russell   (1872-1970)

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Winston Churchill – Blood, toil, tears, and sweat

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Winston ChurchillI would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”

Winston Churchill   (Nov 30, 1874-Jan 24, 1965)

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David Hume – Easiness in the many, governed by few

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David HumeNothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Louis Brandeis – Free discussion of grievances & remedies

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Louis BrandeisFear breeds repression; that repression breeds hate; that hate menaces stable government; that the path of safety lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and proposed remedies; and that the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones.

Louis Brandeis   (1856-1941)

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Louis Brandeis – Invasion of liberty by evil-minded rulers

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Louis BrandeisExperience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Brandeis   (1856-1941)

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Edward Abbey – Irksome petty tyranny

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Edward AbbeyNo tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

Edward Abbey   (1927-1989)

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James Madison – A popular Government without popular information

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James MadisonA popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

James Madison  

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Ayn Rand – There’s no way to rule innocent men

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Ayn RandThere’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws.

Ayn Rand  

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