Mark TwainMark Twain, [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist

Mark Twain Quote

“[N]o country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more.”

Mark TwainMark Twain
~ Mark Twain

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin, Tx

"Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft". This quote from Mark Twain was a description of public servants.

E Archer, NYC

These are the fundamentals of a republican form of government. In fact, the county Sheriff represents the highest local authority -- we are not to be obeying dictates from the governor, the president, or Congress for that matter.

Mike, Norwalk

- just a simple note, those today that dawn a badge are not law officers but rather, anti-law agents of despotism and tyranny -


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