Quotes About Goverment

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Roger Zelazny
“Do you work for the government, any government?”
"I pay taxes, which means I work for the government, part of the time. Yes.”
Roger Zelazny, My Name is Legion

Charles Wheelan
“When I applied to graduate school many years ago, I wrote an essay expressing my puzzlement at how a country that could put a man on the moon could still have people sleeping on the streets. Part of that problem is political will; we could take a lot of people off the streets tomorrow if we made it a national priority. But I have also come to realize that NASA had it easy. Rockets conform to the unchanging laws of physics. We know where the moon will be at a given time; we know precisely how fast a spacecraft will enter or exist the earth's orbit. If we get the equations right, the rocket will land where it is supposed to--always. Human beings are more complex than that. A recovering drug addict does not behave as predictably as a rocket in orbit. We don't have a formula for persuading a sixteen-year-old not to drop out of school. But we do have a powerful tool: We know that people seek to make themselves better off, however they may define that. Our best hope for improving the human condition is to understand why we act the way we do and then plan accordingly. Programs, organizations, and systems work better when they get the incentives right. It is like rowing downstream.”
Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

Henry David Thoreau
“Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?”
Henry David Thoreau

“Pro and con are opposites, that fact is clearly seen. If progress means to move forward, then what does congress mean?”
Nipsey Russell

“You see, that's the whole point of being in government. If you don't like something you simply make up a law that makes it illegal.”
Richard Curtis

Seneca
“From this state also will he flee. If I should attempt to enumerate them one by one, I should not find a single one which could tolerate the wise man or which the wise man could tolerate.”
Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters

Anna Funder
“Miriam is upset. Her voice is stretched and I can't look at her. Perhaps they beat something out of her she didn't get back.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Veronica Roth
“A veces las personas que oprimes son mas poderosas de lo que te gustaría.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

“When you see a child starving and you think government failed. But I think God failed , could not even fill the hunger of a child.”
John Art

“Paul Chehade is dedicated to serves the unfortunate, regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people, helping communities worldwide.
Ethical junction making choices easy.”
Paul Chehade

“break the system use your imagination”
- Lars

Avalina Kreska
“We get the government we deserve”
Avalina Kreska, Flashdogs: An Anthology

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