We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule and both commonly succeed, and are right., 1956
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. , 1866
Outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or economically as the private sector.
The difference between death & taxes? Death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
The great depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
That government is best which governs least.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?