"A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master." - George Washington
"I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." - Winston Churchill
"The Utopian schemes of leveling, and a community of goods, are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional." - Samuel Adams
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
"...the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek..." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." - Mother Teresa
"In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed." - Abraham Lincoln