Quotes tagged with 'government'

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.
—Rahm Emanuel government
When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.
—Benjamin Franklin finance government
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
—Benjamin Franklin government
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.
—Jacque Fresco government
There's nothing more permanent than a temporary government policy.
—Milton Friedman government
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
—Milton Friedman government
You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or whole soul.
—Mahatma Gandhi government life philosophy
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
—Johann Wolfgang Goeth government
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, if you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, if you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.
Don’t ask me what I want it for, if you don’t want to pay some more
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman.
Now my advice for those who die, declare the pennies on your eyes
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me.
—George Harrison government tax
An armed society is a polite society.
—Robert A. Heinlein government