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George Bernard Shaw Quotes on Government (9 Quotes)


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  • The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • (Democracy is a government) of the fools, for the fools, by the fools.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn't want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The art of government is the organization of idolatry. The bureaucracy consists of functionaries the aristocracy, of idols the democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy it can only worship the national idols.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the government. And, with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


  • Englishmen never will be slaves they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
    (George Bernard Shaw)

  • Government is not every body's job. It is a highly skilled vocation.
    (George Bernard Shaw)


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