form of government in a quote

"Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle."

"I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual."

"The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil."

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."

"The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing."

"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination."

"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

"The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination."

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."

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