Politics (3)

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, in its worst state an intolerable one. (Tom Paine, pamphleteer)

Corruption – the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. (Edward Gibbon, historian)

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. (Edmund Burke, statesman)

The king is not the nation’s representative, but its clerk. (Robespierre, revolutionary leader)