"Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."William Lyon Mackenzie King on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."William Lyon Mackenzie King on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."William Lyon Mackenzie King on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."William Lyon Mackenzie King on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."William Lyon Mackenzie King on Thomas Paine
"Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made."
"If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom."
"Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile."