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Socialism: An attempt to curb the destructive power of monopolies by creating the biggest one of all.
Abraham Lincoln
A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration.
Adam Smith
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
Adolf Hitler
How lucky for those in power that people don't think.
Benjamin Franklin
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Calvin Coolidge
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Daniel Webster
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
Dwight Eisenhower
Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.
In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
Elbert Hubbard
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Fred Allen
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Frederick Engels
The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothin
George Bernard Shaw
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Washington
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
H.G. Wells
The Social Contract is nothing more or less than a vast conspiracy of human beings to lie to and humbug themselves and one another for the general good. Lies are the mortar that bind the savage individual man into the social masonry.
Henry Mencken
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.