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We have the best government that money can buy.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

It is doubtful that the government knows much more than the public does about how government [Economic] policies will work.

Author: W. Allen Wallis

Profession:

Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

Author: Robert Welch

Profession:

The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.

Author: Harold Wilson (1916-1995)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

An ambassador is an honest person sent to lie abroad for their country.

Author: Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639)

Profession: British Diplomat, Traveler, Scholar, and Poet