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The state exists for the sake of a good life and not for the sake of life only

It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws.

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects, because men are equally free they claim to be absolutely equal.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

History in general only informs us of what bad government is.

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent, we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.

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

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

In Republics the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

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