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Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law. - Louis D. Brandeis


I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. - Henry Louis Mencken


The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third. - Voltaire


The notion that big business and big labour and big government can sit down around a table somewhere and work out the direction of the American economy is at complete variance with the reality of where the American economy is headed. I mean, it's like dinosaurs gathering to talk about the evolution of a new generation of mammals. - Bruce Babbit


A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. - James Madison


I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Dame Edith Sitwell


The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. - Anthony Kennedy


Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted. - Ernesto 'Che' Guevara


The stakes are much too high for government to be a spectator sport. - Barbara Jordan