Authority, Government

"It was not power that corrupted people, but fools who corrupted power."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The distinction between a manager and a leader is as broad as the distance between control and inspiration."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fish begins to stink at the head."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A statesman shears the sheep. A politician skins them."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Votes should be weighed not counted."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good government could never be a substitute for government by the people themselves."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If the Government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"After the government takes enough to balance the budget, the taxpayer has the job of budgeting the balance."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature's laws are the invisible government of the earth."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A revolution is not the same as inviting people to dinner, or writing an essay, or painting a picture. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every revolutionary ends as an oppressor or a heretic."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "The Rebel"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "The Rebel"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tyranny is always better organised than freedom."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What is a rebel? A man who says no."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "The Rebel"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Ends and Means"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. "

Voltaire
Voltaire "Le Siecle de Louis XIV"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Those who cast the Votes, they decide nothing. Those who count the votes, they decide everything."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A king is history's slave."

Lev Tolstoy
Lev Tolstoy "War and Peace"

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."

Voltaire
Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A bureaucracy always tends to become a pedantocracy."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A riot is the language of the unheard."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)