Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.
Bad Bad Government Government Last Likely
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
Geography History Much Some Too
The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
Promises Taxes Today Yesterday
Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
Bad Bad Government Becomes Government Later
Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
Actions Bad Been Doing Doing Good
It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that counts most in Government.
Government Most Prevent Rather Than