One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
~ Thomas B. Reed
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
~ P.J. O’Rourke
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
~ George Washington
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
~ Robert Heinlein
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground ... A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
~ Thomas Jefferson