Top 100 Change Government Quotes

#1. Government has really been growing, a lot of largesse, but the people in the real world aren't. And that's what has to change. Government has no conformity at all with the real world.

Michele Bachmann

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#2. Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government. And they won.

Sherrod Brown

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#3. I mean, look, the government is not a startup obviously. But projects to change government I think are best thought of as startups.

Todd Park

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#4. Kennedy saw the presidency as the vital center of government, and a president's primary goal as galvanizing commitments to constructive change. He aimed to move the country and the world toward a more peaceful future, not just through legislation but through inspiration.

Robert Dallek

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#5. Making change tolerable is one of the duties of Government.

Margaret Thatcher

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#6. An hereditary aristocracy ... will change the form of our governments from the best to the worst in the world.

Thomas Jefferson

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#7. We demand that the government of Canada force Stockwell Day to change his first name to Doris. Why do this, you may ask? Because it'll be fun.

Rick Mercer

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#8. The Government is able to afford a suitable army and a suitable navy. It may maintain them without the slightest danger to the Republic or the cause of free institutions, and fear of additional taxation ought not to change a proper policy in this regard.

William Howard Taft

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#9. People who know God truly change the life of their nation, and not the government

Sunday Adelaja

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#10. What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later.

Jonathan Sacks

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#11. If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated, if you want to learn the mistakes of what's gone wrong, then you have to change your government.

George Osborne

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#12. The problem is so severe that trying to say, "First we'll fix the government and then we'll tackle climate change," or, "First we have to figure out alternative systems to capitalism and then we'll tackle climate change," I don't see how those things are possible in the very short term.

Margaret D. Klein

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#13. If you win elections on the theory that government is always bad and will mess up a two-car parade ... a real change-maker represents a real threat. So your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative, then run against the cartoon. Cartoons are two-dimensional; they're easy to absorb.

William J. Clinton

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#14. The government can't change the weather.

Marco Rubio

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#15. It is ... particularly true of constitutional government that its atmosphere is opinion ... It does not remain fixed in any unchanging form, but grows with the growth and is altered with the change of the nation's needs and purposes.

Woodrow Wilson

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#16. Sometimes one man must fight for what he feels is right, even against the majority. Something that is wrong does not change to right just because the majority approves it, ignores it, or the government says it is right. It is still wrong.

Kenneth Eade

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#17. Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it's overcoming the facts.

Jeremy Grantham

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#18. Change can only take place, if we desire for change.

Lailah Gifty Akita

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#19. I don't think there's any serious discussion inside the Chinese government about liberalising. I don't think anything's going to change in China until enough Chinese say, 'We're not going to play this game any more.'

Rebecca MacKinnon

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#20. Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.

Maria Cantwell

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#21. There is no suggestion of regime change; quite the contrary, this is an initiative to help people and to help governments who are inclined toward change.

Colin Powell

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#22. I'm not a 'messiah' coming to change Washington. I don't come with a political background, so I think it's part of my responsibility to raise my hand and say 'Why?' Folks don't just want smaller government; they want an efficient small government.

James Lankford

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#23. Every people may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they please, the will of the nation being the only thing essential.

Thomas Jefferson

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#24. The next adventure is the government, a government of change.

Pier Luigi Bersani

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#25. Those who expect radical changes in policy and direction are mistaken and lost. The government of the fourth republic will build on what was undertaken by previous governments and will continue with all good things.

Jakaya Kikwete

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#26. Much more should have been achieved by a Labour Government in office and Labour pressure in opposition. Against the dogged resistance to change, we should have pitted a stronger will to change. I conclude that a move to the Left is needed.

Anthony Crosland

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#27. They think the government shows people everything - how to work, study, eat, sleep and that's it. They are afraid of change. They do not understand that if you want to do something, you should do it. You are free, people, free!

Anton Krotov

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#28. The people need a master only as long as they have no understanding of their own. The more it acquires understanding, the more the government is bound to change its methods and to disappear. The most noble end of government is to become dispensable, so that everyone must govern himself.

Johann Gottfried Herder

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#29. Some governments are prepared to give up elements of sovereignty to address the threat of global climate change.

Richard N. Haass

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#30. I do think voters are ready for a change in Olympia and after 28 years of one party rule, they are ready to put a new team on the field and bring a new approach to state government.

Rob McKenna

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#31. In the American political lexicon, 'change' always means more of the same: more government, more looting of Americans, more inflation, more police-state measures, more unnecessary war, and more centralization of power.

Ron Paul

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#32. The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.

Clifford Stoll

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#33. This website is the dream of people who want to change the culture of state government.

Steve Rauschenberger

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#34. If you want to change the world right now, it's not so much a secret how you do it. You put the secrets of a criminal government on the Internet.

Tom Morello

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#35. Government systems suffer from two weaknesses. They are complex. And they are slow. We need to change this. Our systems need to be made sharp, effective, fast and flexible. This requires simplification of processes and having trust in citizens. This needs a Policy Driven State.

Narendra Modi

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#36. Civil society has not lost the possibility to influence the government and force them to change their policy. That is why we believe in your voice and your help.

Lidia Yusupova

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#37. We will absolutely respect the law until we are in government at the national level and can change it.

Marion Marechal-Le Pen

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#38. The people of a nation are enslaved when, together, they are helpless to institute effective change, when the people serve the government more than the government serves them.

Gerry Spence

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#39. We need more expensive gasoline to change consumer behavior," Mr. Jackson said. Otherwise, Americans will continue to favor big vehicles, not matter what kind of fuel-economy standards the government imposes on auto makers. Four dollars a gallon, he added, "is a good start.

Michael J. Jackson

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#40. The people's right to change what does not work is one of the greatest principles in our system of government

Richard M. Nixon

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#41. I see the role of IT as a change agent. It empowers, connects and can bind isolated parts of India and create harmony. IT can join people with governments, bridge the gap between demand and supply, and can bring us closer to knowledge.

Narendra Modi

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#42. I am much more optimistic about consumer-driven change than I am governmental change. Anything can happen in government, but I do think we consumers can drive true change.

Robert Kenner

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#43. WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage of good government. In justice to him it should be said that he did not want to.

Ambrose Bierce

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#44. You are, I am sure, aware that genuine popular support in the United States is required to carry out any Government policy, foreign or domestic. The American people make up their own minds and no governmental action can change it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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#45. This is the America that I love. This is a great people. We can do anything. We can achieve anything. We've got a government that has gotten in the way of the American people. We're going to change that in November.

Mitt Romney

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#46. I don't believe that the science is settled on man-made climate change. And so - while I live in Colorado - you see where I live. I love the environment. And - and I want to make sure we do everything we can to protect the environment. I don't want government to put artificial standards on us.

Ken Buck

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#47. I'm passionate about caring for this planet. I'd like to bring awareness to ways that individuals can reduce their carbon footprints without waiting for governments to change things on a policy level.

Laura Regan

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#48. The only way people are going to change their car buying habits, and the only way government will get behind alternatively fueled vehicles, is if gasoline prices continue to go up.

Alexandra Paul

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#49. The only thing that can change Japan is a change in government.

Katsuya Okada

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#50. The Global Poverty Project's mission is to stand up for the world's poorest people. We fight for the full funding of Millennium Development Goals and advocate meaningful change to government and corporate policies that block progress and entrench injustice.

Hugh Evans

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#51. The number one responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow.

Ron Paul

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#52. So you know, I think that the federal government, the Democrats, and President Obama are selling a lot of hope and change, but no delivery of any of those promises.

Jan Brewer

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#53. Your television has changed, your phone has changed. Why don't these other things you need, that the government tells you you must have in your home, change?

Tony Fadell

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#54. People can also change the timing of when they earn and receive their income in response to government policies.

Arthur Laffer

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#55. The biggest change in the government's behavior has been because of TV and its ability to show to the world what has happened in this community ... that's the biggest change. But without TV ... the separation between the government and the people would be much worse than it is.

Ice Cube

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#56. Stephen Harper is trying to load the dice between now and the next election in his own favour. Never before in the history of Canada has a government tried to use its majority to unilaterally change Canada's election laws with no support from any political party.

Thomas Mulcair

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#57. Change marriage and you change the world. Convince people that government, not God, lays down the rules for marriage, and they will believe more strongly that they determine right and wrong, that not even the world's rulers are subject to a higher authority.

R.C. Sproul

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#58. The written tone and the spoken tone change and the reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government spreads to the readers and the viewers.

Roger Mudd

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#59. People don't change under governments. Governments change. People remain the same.

Will Rogers

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#60. Only in South Africa could you have a change in government without civil war. If there wasn't the depth of love and caring among our people, this would not have happened.

Patrice Motsepe

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#61. Kid gets caught with marijuana, that kid has a police record. A Wall Street executive destroys the economy, $5 billion settlement with the government, no criminal record. That is what power is about. That is what corruption is about. And that is what has to change in the United States of America.

Bernie Sanders

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#62. It's not Apple's fault that they're seeking to avoid paying taxes. They're not lying, cheating or stealing. They're following the rules that were created by governments. If the government doesn't like the rules, they can change them.

John Mackey

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#63. If we are going to realise our ambition of ending the harmful practices of FGM and forced marriage, the role of young people in pushing for change is crucial. We also need to ensure that everyone, from government to civil society, is playing their part.

Theresa May

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#64. If you say no to cruel factory farm practices, only then will the government say yes to change.

Jane Velez-Mitchell

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#65. This is how best to effect change. If you reiterate the same fears and the same sensible measures with proper augmentation enough times, even difficult decisions will begin to seem like the only justifiable solutions.

Olli Jalonen

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#66. Climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big government politician who wants more power. Why? Because it is a theory that can never be disproven.

Ted Cruz

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#67. I do not have much confidence in the political system and never did. My goal has always been to change people's minds because as long as people demand more government, they will get it.

Ron Paul

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#68. I hope that my government can help change Italian mentality.

Mario Monti

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#69. The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now. They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.

John Adams

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#70. Sometimes there are leftwing governments I'm very critical of. For me, being leftwing is to live in a society where there's permanent change. It also means to respect the freedom of everybody, and to not accept big organizations or rich, powerful people holding power.


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#71. The legacy of the New Del was, more than anything else, a matter of ideological change. Henceforth, nearly everyone would look to the federal government for solutions to problems great and small, real and imagined, personal as well as social.

Robert Higgs

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#72. The Lebanese people voted this time for change. So they are not satisfied with the actual situation. They want to see a new government. They want to see a new vision.

Rafik Hariri

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#73. Exxon, one of the companies that has spent tens of millions of dollars denying climate change, denying any responsibility to deal with, taking government subsidies on a massive scale, now their ads are all about, 'Oh, we want a clean future. We're looking at clean energy and all that stuff.'

David Suzuki

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#74. Economics are the method; the object is to change the soul.

Margaret Thatcher

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#75. The creative project of self-government - hard and frustrating but necessary - is to produce that political commonwealth that changes over time, that can change sometimes by the minute, if circumstances intervene.

Charlie Pierce

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#76. History teaches us, however, that when the times are ripe for change and the government refuses or is unable to change, either society starts to decay or a revolution begins.

Mikhail Gorbachev

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#77. Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government.

Abraham Lincoln

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#78. Sovereignty is easily preserved by the very arts by which it was originally created. When, however, energy has given place to indifference, and temperance and justice to passion and arrogance, then as the morals change so changes fortune.


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#79. The objective is to change the system and the behaviour it encourages, rather than replacing 'bad' people with 'good' people.

Owen Jones

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#80. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress.

Howard Zinn

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#81. I think we foreshorten our own viewpoint if we consider any state of mind, or society, or government as final. Growth and change! We can't get away from them.

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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#82. I'll change the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.

Barack Obama

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#83. Violence is a reaction by short-sighted, out-of-control people. At 81, I believe it cannot be resolved through prayers or government help. We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighbourhood and society.

Dalai Lama XIV

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#84. The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected.

Mitch McConnell

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#85. No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change.

Joe Biden

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#86. The Liberal Party has dealt with the spill motion and now this matter is behind us, we think that when you elect a government, when you elect a prime minister, you deserve to keep that government and that prime minister until you have a chance to change your mind.

Tony Abbott

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#87. Not one country in existence today has had the same borders and government for as long as two hundred years. The world will continue changing.

Jim Rogers

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#88. Human beings have a right to change their consciousness, and it is unconscionable and absolutely wrong for any government or any person to stand in the way of someone choosing to change their consciousness.

Timothy Leary

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#89. We are reorganizing how we work with state and local governments to make sure that we are not prioritizing families [for deportation], and you are gonna see, I think, a substantial change even as the case works its way through the courts.

Barack Obama

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#90. When I saw how the European Union was developing, it was very obvious what they had in mind was not democratic. In Britain, you vote for a government so the government has to listen to you, and if you don't like it you can change it.

Tony Benn

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#91. Yes, there is a Government of this changing world. The Government is not in the changing world. It is in the Realm of Permanence, and though the Realm of Permanence pervades this world of change, it cannot be seen by mortal eyes.

Harold Percival

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#92. In 1967 I entered Harvard as a freshman, confident - in the way that only 17-year-olds are - that I could change the world. My major was African Studies, and my plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere was creating a government based on democracy and socialism.

Bonnie Raitt

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#93. They can change every name in South Africa, but it won't change the fact that the government has failed to provide services or curb crime

Connie Mulder

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#94. Certainly the worker has nothing to lose by a change from government and capitalism to a condition of no government, of anarchy.

Alexander Berkman

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#95. We need to change the system. We need to overthrow, not the government, as the authorities are always accusing the Communists 'of conspiring to teach [us] to do,' but this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York.

Dorothy Day

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#96. Let the government not be an instructor but a parent who loves and adjusts to the needs of the nation, But remember a parent does what makes things look good to the entire family without segregation.

Auliq Ice

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#97. In the language of politics, there is only one translation for the phrase 'hope and change,' to wit: 'big, fat government.'

P. J. O'Rourke

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#98. People need help to change the way they eat ... this is what government is for in my opinion ... We should make food an issue for everyone who runs for office.

Mark Bittman

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#99. The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of men change also,Government is for the living, and not for the dead; it is the living only that has any right in it.

Thomas Paine

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#100. France is a country that loves to change their government if it is always the same.

Honore De Balzac

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