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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. - Confucius

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

Confucius

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He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. - Confucius

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

Confucius

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Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. - Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Albert Einstein

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If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. - Aristotle

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Aristotle

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Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. - Aristotle

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

Aristotle

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

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

Plato

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The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Plato

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Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

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In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? - Saint Augustine

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

Saint Augustine

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

We have the best government that money can buy.

Mark Twain

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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

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

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

Mark Twain

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There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people. - Nelson Mandela

There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.

Nelson Mandela

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Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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