Quotes tagged with 'government'

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
—Rosa Luxemburg freedom government
A government which does not trust its citizens to be armed is not itself to be trusted.
—Niccolo Machiavelli government
Very soon there will be hundreds of health officials saying "It was your choice, no one made you take it"-
—Dr. Robert Malone government health
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
—George R.R. Martin government
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be lead to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
—H. L. Mencken government
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
—H. L. Mencken government
The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.
—H. L. Mencken government
Free speech is too dangerous to a democracy to be permitted.
—H. L. Mencken government
A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.
—H. L. Mencken government
Distributed responsibility is the problem. One person gives the order, another carries it out. One can say they didn’t pull the trigger, the other that they were just doing what they were told, and everyone lets themselves off the hook.
—Joesphus Miller / The Expanse (James S.A. Corey) government