You can’t fool other people your whole life. Even if you think they will not bother, there is always karma that comes after you.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
Poets are fools until they are kings.
Chase your stars fool, life is short.
People want government to deliver – here and now.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
No doubt, when modesty was made a virtue, it was a very advantageous thing for the fools; for everybody is expected to speak of himself as if he were one.
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
I must think of something foolproof for a fool.
You possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature, and the language of the market-place. In you, all is united which is needful for governing.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.