People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.DemocracyV for Vendetta, by V
Thor: "Do you see yourself above them?"
Loki: "Oh yes."
Thor: "Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother."
We're a government that believes in everybody having the illusion of free will.Anthony Burgess in The Wanting Seed
You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom.PowerBraveheart, by William Wallace
Bullets change governments far surer than votes.Weapons, RevolutionLord of War - Händler des Todes, by Simeon Weisz
A government is for the benefit of all the people.William H. Taft
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.TeenagersP. J. O'Rourke
Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.Warren G. Harding
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.Patriotism & National PrideMark Twain
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.SandMilton Friedman
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.William Inge
Fear is the foundation of most governments.John Adams
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.David Hume
The state is made for man, not man for the state.Albert Einstein, Rede zur Genfer Abrüstungskonferenz, 1932
He, who does not correct small faults, shalt not control great ones.Failures & MistakesKing's Quest - VIII: The Mask of Eternity, by Archon
The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.Amos Parrish
Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.George Washington