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17 of the best book quotes about governments
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“It’s amazing how good governments are, given their track records in almost every other field, at hushing up things like alien encounters. One reason may be that the aliens themselves are too embarrassed to talk about it.”
Terry Pratchett
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Hogfather
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governments
government effectiveness
alien encounters
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“I think you can help dislodge this overbearing Government. To turn a decent young man into a piece of clockwork should not, surely, be seen as any triumph for any government, save one that boasts of its repressiveness.”
F. Alexander
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“The tradition of liberty means all. The common people will let it go, oh yes. They will sell liberty for a quieter life. That is why they must be prodded, prodded— Eat well, poor boy, poor victim of the modern world.”
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“I find out of long experience that I admire all nations and hate all governments, and nowhere is my natural anarchism more aroused than at national borders”
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“It is not possible to rule well without having been ruled.”
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“Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely.”
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“The regime is an arrangement of a city with respect to its offices, particularly the one that has authority over all matters.”
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“The happy life is one in accordance with virtue and unimpeded.”
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“Justice therefore demands that no one should do more ruling than being ruled, but that all should have their turn.”
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“It is evident, then, that it is better for property to be private, but to make it common in use.”
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“But obviously a state which becomes progressively more and more of a unity will cease to be a state at all. Plurality of numbers is natural in a state; and the farther it moves away from plurality towards unity, the less of a state it becomes and the more a household, and the household in turn an individual.”
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“We must lay it down that the association which is a state exists not for the purpose of living together but for the sake of noble actions.”
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“For where the laws do not rule there is no regime.”
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“From these things it is evident, then, that the city belongs among the things that exist by nature, and that man is by nature a political animal.”
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“What is many is more incorruptible; like a greater amount of water, the multitude is more incorruptible than the few.”
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“If you were to ask why you would be told that the banks are encouraged by the government to make loans available for cars, but loans for houses not so easily available.”
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“Let every president, magistrate, Senate member, member of Congress, council member, and all other governmental representatives be subject to that authority. Jesus is Lord over America!”

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