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Government Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about government
  1. #1
    People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
    author
    Alan Moore
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    V
    concept
    Government
  2. #2
    Our masters have not heard the people’s voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.
  3. #3
    You have clearly proved that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator.
  4. #4
    “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…”
  5. #5
    Regard to good morals than to great abilities; for, since government is necessary to mankind, they believe, that the common size of human understanding is fitted to some station or other; and that Providence never intended to make the management of public affairs a mystery to be comprehended only by a few persons of sublime.
  6. #6
    When a great office is vacant, either by death or disgrace (which often happens,) five or six of those candidates petition the emperor to entertain his majesty and the court with a dance on the rope; and whoever jumps the highest, without falling, succeeds in the office.
  7. #7
    Laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
  8. #8
    “And when a man seriously reflects on the idolatrous homage which is paid to the persons of kings, he need not wonder that the Almighty, ever jealous of his honor, should disapprove of a form of government which so impiously invades the prerogative of heaven.”
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