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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION: In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS CARLYLE, Past and Present, ed. Richard D. Altick, book 4, chapter 4, p. 267 (1965). First published in 1843.
SUBJECTS: Government