The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
I would rather be ruled by people represented by the first 100 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.
If a private enterprise is a failure, it is closed down — unless it can get a government subsidy to keep it going; if a government enterprise is a failure, it is expanded. I challenge you to find exceptions.
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class … save Congress.
The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Talk is cheap … except when Congress does it.
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.