20 great quotes on government and politics

  • “When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads.” – Ron Paul
  • “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “Government can’t give us anything without depriving us of something else.” – Henry Hazlitt
  • “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.” – Winston Churchill
  • “In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  • “The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.” – George Eliot
  • “Espousing fiscal responsibility requires only a voice; achieving it requires virtue.” – Selwyn Duke
  • “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frederic Bastiat
  • “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” – James Bovard
  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” – Will Rogers
  • “A government committee charged with considering three possible courses of action soon had the choice narrowed down to eight.” – Richard Needham
  • “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “The Liberals talk about a stable government but we don’t know how bad the stable is going to smell.” – T C Douglas
  • “Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for and politicians find out what people will fall for.” – Alfred E. Neuman
  • “Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Boies Penrose
  • “Politicians are people who get sworn in and cursed out!” – Alfred E. Neuman
  • “What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.” – Edward Langley


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