"The government is best which makes itself unnecessary."
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"Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few."
"There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office"
"That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part."
"A man without a vote is man without protection."
"Safety of the state is the highest law."
"It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience."
"The basis of effective government is public confidence."
"The supply of government exceeds demand."
"To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern."
"Any cook should be able to run the country."
"You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government."
"A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
"Government has no other end, but the preservation of property."
"We must judge a government by its general tendencies and not by its happy accidents."
"Every country has the government it deserves."
"The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts."
"To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign. That is the essence of the problem."
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