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No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.
– Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
– Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. President)

The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
– William Henry Harrison (9th U.S. President)

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. President)

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt