Government Quotes

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
Sir winston churchill - so they the government go on in strange paradox,...

The real object of those who resorted to Secession, as well as those who sustained it, was not to overthrow the Government of the United States but to perpetuate the principles upon which it was founded. The object in quitting the Union was not to destroy, but to save the principles of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens
John herro - an elephant is a mouse, built to government...
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
Richard M. Nixon
If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent.
Henry Commage

We hold these truths to be self - Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments a.
Thomas Jefferson
I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
The process of creating new, democratic organs of government power is beginning, and, as never before, the greatest responsibility rests with the broadcast media.
Eduard Sagalaev
No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, September 9, 1792
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth - Rate men.
Henry B. Adams
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Thomas Paine, in his "The Rights of Man" (1791)
Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
Prince Otto
The 1976 Bicentennial is not going to be invented in Washington, printed in triplicate by the Government Printing Office and mailed to you by the United States Postal Service.
Richard Milhous Nixon
There is no legitimacy on earth but in a government which is the choice of the nation.
Joseph Bonaparte
Hubert humphrey - it was once said that the moral test of...
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Hubert H. Humphrey
What government is the best That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann von Goethe
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
George Washington
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams
Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed.
I. F. Stone 1907 - 1989
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
H. L. Mencken
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
Dame Edith Sitwell
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Thomas Jefferson
What experience and history teach is this - That nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government.
Lenny Bruce
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.
Alexander Hamilton, Speech on 21 June 1788 urging ratification of the Constitution in New York.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Abram Garfield
Religion... is the basis and foundation of government... before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.
James Madison
The most valuable function performed by the federal government is entertainment.
Dave Barry
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
William H. Borah
I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself.
Gerald R. Ford, Inaugural Address, 9 August 1974