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    • The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
    • Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
    • You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature.
      Speech on May 17, 2002, by George W. Bush
    • So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
      Hansard, November 12, 1936, by Sir Winston Churchill
    • You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
    • Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
    • I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
    • The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.
    • Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
    • The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
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