Fear is the foundation of most government.
Author: John Adams (1735-1826)
Profession: Second President of the USA
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer
Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.
Author: Maury Amsterdam
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
Profession: British Economist, Critic
Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
Author: Joy Baluch
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)
Profession: French Novelist
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
Author: Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)
Profession: French Legislator
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -- commitment to a scenario.
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer
Beaverbrook is so pleased to be in the government that he is like the town tart who finally married the Mayor.
Author: Beverley Baxter
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
Author: Baron William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963)
Profession: Indian Economist
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
Author: Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898)
Profession: Prussian Statesman, Prime Minister
Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.
The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
Public instruction should be the first object of government.