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Sad Quotes about Government

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa


 

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro



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Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
- Abraham Lincoln

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
- Arabic Proverb and Chinese Proverb

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay
gets another person who can't pay
to guarantee that he can pay.
- Charles Dickens

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Advertisements contain the only truths
to be relied on in a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot.
Some days I get more out of the New York Times.
- John F. Kennedy

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone
I love not to mix with it.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted
with the government of himself.
Can he, then be trusted with the government of others?
Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him?
Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein


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