A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. --Thomas Jefferson
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan
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
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
-- P. J. O'Rourke
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. -- Plato
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. -- Voltaire
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. -- Milton Friedman
Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others. -- Thomas Paine
Nothing but heaven is impregnable to vice. -- Thomas Paine
It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.
-- President George Washington
And however our eyes may be dazzled with snow, or our ears deceived by sound; however prejudice may warp our wills, or interest darken our understanding, the simple voice of nature and of reason will say, it is right. -- Thomas Paine
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
-- Dwight David Eisenhower