"We must judge a government by its general tendencies and not by its happy accidents."
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"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."
"It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it."
"No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill."
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
"That state is best ordered when the wicked have no command, and the good have."
"It is easy to rule over the good."
"For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best."
"Office without pay makes thieves."
"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."
"Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them."
"Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse."
"A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top."
"The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
"Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."
"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose."
"The government is us; we are the government, you and I."
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