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Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Plato

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken

For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.
Douglas Adams

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Voltaire

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Voltaire

It is the aim of good government to stimulate production, of bad government to encourage consumption.
Jean Baptiste Say

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato

One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.
Lee Iacocca

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
Thomas Jefferson

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
John Maynard Keynes

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
George Washington

We have the best government that money can buy.
Mark Twain
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