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Top 100 Quotes About Society And Government

#1. The form of government and the condition of society must always correspond. Social equality is therefore a postulate of pure democracy. - Author: Lord Acton
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#2. In a free society, the 'vision thing' is left to private individuals; civil servants are kept on a tight leash, because free people understand that a 'visionary' bureaucrat is a voracious one and that the grander the government ... the poorer and less free the people. - Author: Ilana Mercer
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#3. Isolated individuals, not members of such groups, usually are unable to make a significant impact on the rest of the society, much less a government, and certainly not a dictatorship. - Author: Anonymous
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#4. We know enough to know that all of this is not quite right. And we know enough to know that settling for what's not quite right is quite wrong. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#5. We will not let governments off the hook. We will look to civil society to help us, to pin governments, to what they have committed to here. And we will report on it. - Author: Mary Robinson
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#6. I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive. - Author: Alan Greenspan
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#7. The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld. - Author: Michael Newdow
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#8. The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#9. And I know you're not supposed to say 'Nazi Germany,' but I don't care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe. - Author: Benjamin Carson
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#10. If sanity ever returns to our society and we stop taking pretentious elites seriously, one of the signs will be that the public will force the removal of those ugly pieces of twisted metal that are called 'art' in front of government buildings. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#11. So long as a man is faithful to himself, everything is in his favor, government, society, the very sun, moon, and stars. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#12. So long as Christians remained members of a suspect society, subject to death, the boldest among them maintained that, since demons controlled the government and inspired its agents, the believer could gain freedom at their hands only in death. - Author: Elaine Pagels
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#13. That the equalization of property exercises an influence on political society was clearly understood even by some of the old legislators. Laws were made by Solon and others prohibiting an individual from possessing as much land as he pleased; - Author: Aristotle.
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#14. Society is older than government. But every persisting society implies the existence of government and laws; for a society without government and laws is at once overturned by its madmen and scoundrels and lapses into barbarism. - Author: William Batchelder Greene
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#15. He told us that nations of men fell into disorder, so nations of law were set up instead. He told us that nations of law then forgot justice and let the law become a Game, a Game in which the moves and the winning were more important than truth. He told us to seek justice rather than the Game. - Author: Sheri S. Tepper
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#16. The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own. - Author: Charles Hodge
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#17. Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society. - Author: James Madison
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#18. God commands us to love every man, alien or citizen, Samaritan or Jew, as ourselves; and the act neither of society nor of government can render it our duty to violate this command. - Author: H.W. Halleck
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#19. Cowardice is impotence worse than violence. The coward desires revenge but being afraid to die, he looks to others, maybe to the government of the day, to do the work of defense for him. A coward is less than a man. He does not deserve to be a member of a society of men and women. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#20. The divine science of government is the science of social happiness, and the blessings of society depend entirely on the constitutions of government. - Author: John Adams
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#21. The combination of a workable basic formula and the capacity to improve over time is what one hopes for in any aspect of society: business, government, the non-profit sector. - Author: Michael Spence
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#22. [T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government ... and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence. - Author: Noah Webster
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#23. The most successful supporters of tyranny are without doubt those general declaimers who attribute the distresses of the poor, and almost all evils to which society is subject, to human institutions and the iniquity of governments. - Author: Thomas Malthus
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#24. Of all forms of government and society, those of free men and women are in many respects the most brittle. They give the fullest freedom for activities of private persons and groups who often identify their own interests, essentially selfish, with the general welfare. - Author: Dorothy Thompson
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#25. Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society. - Author: Carl Bernstein
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#26. History will judge societies and governments - and their institutions - not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless. - Author: Cesar Chavez
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#27. I think my government are fascists. I feel that if we don't change from a society that worships money and power over to one that worships compassion and generosity, there is no hope for human survival this century. - Author: Patch Adams
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#28. Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system. - Author: Louis Farrakhan
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#29. An empowered public is the foundation for a stronger society, more effective government, and a more successful state. - Author: Robert Zoellick
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#30. The freedom enjoyed in Western society under the rule of law and constitutional government explains both the quality of its civilization and its wealth. - Author: Paul Johnson
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#31. A democratic constitution, not supported by democratic institutions in detail, but confined to the central government, not only is not political freedom, but often creates a spirit precisely the reverse, carrying down to the lowest grade in society the desire and ambition of political domination. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#32. The role of the press and the protections which we afford it are today more important than ever before, because we dwell in a society where belief in our governments and in the strength of our institutions is declining. - Author: Rose Bird
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#33. Building sustainable cities - and a sustainable future - will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders - including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#34. The defects of every government and constitution both as to principle and form, must, on a parity of reasoning, be as open to discussion as the defects of a law, and it is a duty which every man owes to society to point them out. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#35. Civilization has been a continuous struggle of the individual or of groups of individuals against the State and even against "society," that is, against the majority subdued and hypnotized by the State and State worship. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#36. Is privacy about government security agents decrypting your e-mail and then kicking down the front door with their jackboots? Or is it about telemarketers interrupting your supper with cold calls? It depends. Mainly, of course, it depends on whether you live in a totalitarian or a free society. - Author: James Gleick
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#37. You know, when you get to the New World and you develop your three branches of government and you have a civil society, you can just jettison all the barbarism I recommended in the first books. - Author: Sam Harris
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#38. Anytime you live in a society supposedly based upon law and it doesn't enforce its own laws because the color of a man's skin happens to be wrong, then I say those people are justified to resort to any means necessary to bring about justice when the government can't give them justice. - Author: Malcolm X
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#39. All of the economic signals in the marketplace are essentially subsidizing the use of dirty fossil fuels and penalizing clean energy. There's really only one entity in society that can solve that problem, and that is government. And the air is a scarce resource. - Author: Jay Inslee
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#40. It is my view that our society can be no more stable than the foundation of individual family units upon which it rests. Our government, our institutions, our schools ... indeed, our way of life are dependent on healthy marriages and loyalty to the vulnerable little children around our feet. - Author: James Dobson
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#41. Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this. - Author: Muhtar Kent
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#42. I trust that the proposed Constitution afford a genuine specimen of representative government and republican government; and that it will answer, in an eminent degree, all the beneficial purposes of society. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#43. The whole fabric of southern society must be changed, and never can it be done if this opportunity is lost. Without this, this government can never be, as it never has been, a true republic. - Author: Thaddeus Stevens
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#44. The shift from government (state power on its own) to governance (a broader configuration of state and key elements in civil society) has therefore been marked under neoliberalism.11 In this respect the practices of the neoliberal and developmental state broadly converge. - Author: David Harvey
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#45. 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. - Author: Lidia Yusupova
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#46. Ensuring the access of all citizens to government information and to essential information for human development is a must for every democratic society. - Author: Koichiro Matsuura
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#47. I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that. - Author: Alberto Gonzales
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#48. We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop. - Author: Bobby Jindal
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#49. The primary role of the church is to reflect God's value system in society and to train people in that value system. It's not the government's responsibility, nor are they equipped to do that on the most local level where the need exists. - Author: Tony Evans
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#50. There's no reason why a society consisting of rational beings capable of empathizing with each other, complete and having no natural reason to compete, should have a government, laws, or leaders. - Author: Valerie Solanas
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#51. Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government. - Author: B.R. Ambedkar
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#52. Mexico established a unique three-part governing system shared by the government, the information commission and civil society organisations. - Author: Mo Ibrahim
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#53. Liberals have shifted government into a position of being neutral between right and wrong. By concentrating power in government institutions, liberals chisel at the three pillars of society: the family unit, work ethic and faith. That's not good for America. - Author: James G. Watt
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#54. We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#55. Society and government at all levels - the state level, the local level and, of course, the federal level - really needs to redouble its efforts if we're really going to make a difference in combating autism. - Author: Chris Smith
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#56. What is understood by republican government in the United States is the slow and quiet action of society upon itself. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#57. But instead of all that, here he was - the rich husband of an unfaithful wife, a retired gentleman-in-waiting, who liked to eat, drink, and, unbuttoning himself, to denounce the government a little, a member of the Moscow English Club, and a universally beloved member of Moscow society. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#58. Government has no right to control individual liberty beyond what is necessary to the safety and well-being of society. Such is the boundary which separates the power of the government and the liberty of the citizen or subject in the political state. - Author: John C. Calhoun
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#59. Government is force, pure and simple. There's no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society - people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily. - Author: Harry Browne
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#60. Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all government and in all the combinations of human society. - Author: John Adams
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#61. Bitcoin is getting there but it's not there yet. When it gets there, expect governments to panic and society to be reshaped into something where governments cannot rely on taxing income nor wealth for running their operations. - Author: Rick Falkvinge
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#62. What would be the point of being personally whole in a dismembered society, or personally healthy in a land scalped, eroded and poisoned, or personally free in a world entirely controlled by the government or enlightened by television? - Author: Wendell Berry
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#63. Siddhartha's priority was to get down to the root of the problem. Buddhism is not culturally bound. Its benefits are not limited to any particular society and have no place in government and politics. Siddhartha - Author: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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#64. We exist, and are quoted, as standing proofs that a government, so modeled as to rest continually on the will of the whole society, is a practicable government. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#65. We are in a mutually dependent society, called civilization, and government is the oil that keeps it running and the lifeblood that carries oxygen to the various parts of the civic body. - Author: Jack Lessenberry
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#66. Government is necessary to defend communities from miseries from within themselves; from the prevalence of intestine discord, mutual injustice and violence; the members of the society continually making a prey one of another, without any defence one from another. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#67. Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics ... derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#68. So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government. - Author: Leila Janah
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#69. Openness fundamentally affects a lot of the core institutions in society - the media, the economy, how people relate to the government and just their leadership. - Author: Mark Zuckerberg
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#70. Blessed are the peacemakers? Billed are the warmongers, and then you shall have peace. - Author: Stefan Molyneux
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#71. any society or government that relies too heavily on technology will find itself perched perilously on a crumbling precipice over the valley of death and destruction. - Author: Michael Bunker
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#72. Government is, and always has been, the greatest criminal threat to the peaceful members of society. - Author: Richard Ebeling
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#73. A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#74. Our goals can only be achieved with a society that respects and equally protects the rights of every human being, old and young, rich and poor, regardless of gender, color, race, or creed. We must reject the initiation of violence by individuals or government as morally repugnant. - Author: Ron Paul
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#75. A thoughtful and well-informed consideration of US government in relation to American society. - Author: Ian Harris
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#76. It's clear that other problems such as [ ... ] the domination of business over government, science, thought, and society, are much bigger than non-free software. - Author: Richard Stallman
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#77. The tragedy is that society (your school, your boss, your government, your family) keeps drumming the genius part out. The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability. - Author: Seth Godin
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#78. When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future. - Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
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#79. If there is education, there will be everything in life. Government can make roads, hospitals and also construct school buildings. But your homes can brighten up only if your children are educated. I am confident that if we focus on education, our society will certainly develop. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#80. Pastors can lead the way in motivating the faithful to wise stewardship of their citizenship responsibilities. Without a healthy culture and civil society, limited government and ordered liberty will be impossible. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#81. The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other. - Author: William E. Simon
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#82. A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society. - Author: John Mackey
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#83. Repeatedly asking for government help undermines the foundations of society by destroying initiative and responsibility. It is also a fatal blow to efficiency and corrupts the political process. - Author: Charles Koch
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#84. Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid. - Author: Penn Jillette
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#85. What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it. - Author: Mark Levin
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#86. There can be no such things as an Irish nationalist accepting the loyalist veto and partition. You cannot claim to be an Irish nationalist if you consent to an internal six county settlement and if you are willing to negotiate the state of Irish society with a foreign government. - Author: Gerry Adams
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#87. It is now well established that the Constitution protects the right to receive information and ideas ... This right to receive information and ideas, regardless of their social worth, ... is fundamental to our free society. - Author: Thurgood Marshall
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#88. When society is ful of nonsense like ours, when the government makes decisions people don't approve of and tells you that you have voted for those same decisions, sooner or later there will be a revolution. - Author: Cameron Jace
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#89. No one wants their stuff stolen. No one wants their physical person harmed. If you understand the implications of those two truths, you can come to see the egregious moral and practical problems of a state-managed society. - Author: Jeffrey Tucker
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#90. You can't get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV. - Author: David Hare
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#91. Food is at the core of our lives in ways we don't always think about - how it affects our environment, how it affects our health and well-being, how it affects the expense of society, the expense of government. - Author: Cory Booker
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#92. How can you contribute towards building the Indian society and the Indian nation? No better way than to upgrade the quality of young people in school, particularly the schools which are run by the state government in the villages. - Author: Azim Premji
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#93. Civil government and economics and society change because theology changes. - Author: Joseph C. Morecraft III
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#94. Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals. - Author: Jesse Helms
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#95. If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy, and the world a desert. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#96. The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection. - Author: William H. Seward
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#97. A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange ... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not mere companionship. - Author: Aristotle.
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#98. Life is full of joys and sorrows, much of it our own making. Sadly, the West has voted time and time again for bigger government, more inflation, higher taxes and excessive regulation - all policies that have kept us from Adam Smith's vision of an opulent society. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#99. Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people. - Author: Robert Higgs
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#100. I can officially state that my government and myself believe that all over Europe we need to open a debate on the 'drug question' in order to create more coherent and human policies with better perspectives ... The policy of criminalizing consumers has failed, creating many problems to our society. - Author: George Papandreou
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