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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson 4.882352941176471 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done." Fred Allen 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The prosperity of a country can be seen simply in how it treats its old people." Nachman of Bratslav 1 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." Thomas Jefferson 4.368421052631579 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away." Ronald Reagan 4.2 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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." Adam Smith 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The statesman who would attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himeslf with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safetly be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it." Adam Smith 3.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." Daniel Webster 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government." Daniel Webster 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." Daniel Webster 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster 5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy." Daniel Webster 4.7 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The government is best which governs least." Thomas Jefferson 4.511111111111111 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Of course the people dont want war...that is understood. But voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." Hermann Goering 4.868421052631579 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"How lucky for those in power that people don't think." Adolf Hitler 4.628571428571429 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at present is that of finding the policeman half-way down the chimney or even under the bed." GK Chesterton 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none." Thomas Jefferson 4.666666666666667 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?" Charles de Gaulle 3.5454545454545454 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"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 4.9 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint." Alexander Hamilton 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote

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