• That government is best which governs least.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
    ~ Otto von Bismarck
  • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
    ~ P. J. O`Rourke
  • Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
    ~ Thomas Paine
  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
    ~ George Washington
  • The great depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement.
    ~ Milton Friedman
  • The difference between death & taxes? Death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
    ~ Will Rogers
  • Outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or economically as the private sector.
    ~ Ronald Reagan