Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government"
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys"
"Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there"
"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us"
"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be"
"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"
"A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others"
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master"
"Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners"
"Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios"
"As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States"
"I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could"
"Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"
"Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down"
"If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?"
"So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system"
"It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government"
"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists"
"I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it"
"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer"
"Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln"
"Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?"
"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy"
"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern"
"Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor"
"To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places"
"Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home"