Authority, Government

"In a mature society, "civil servant" is semantically equal to "civil master.""

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whenever one tries to suppress doubt, there is tyranny."

Simone Weil
Simone Weil "Lectures in philosophy"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It`s not the voting that`s democracy, it`s the counting."

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard "Jumpers"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Clever tyrants are never punished."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with the average voter."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An elephant. A mouse built to government specifications."

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Time Enough for Love"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)