Government Quotes

Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.
Madame Chiang
Chief justice earl warren - many people consider the things which government...

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men.
Plato, The Republic
Richard feynman - the real question of government versus private...
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Hubert H. Humphrey
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams, Journal, 1772
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Abram Garfield
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia
That government is best which governs least. - From Civil Disobedience.
Henry David Thoreau
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
George Bancroft
They who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government - - And a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.
Edward Abbey
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all - wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, November 11, 1947
Ronald reagan - the best minds are not in government. if any...
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination.
Unknown Russian
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 Humphrey
What government is the best That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann von Goethe
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.
Henry David Thoreau
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
John Updike
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Thomas Paine
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Bertrand Russell
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire
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
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Henry David Thoreau
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Quincy Adams
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech in the House of Commons, Mar. 3, 1845
Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
Prince Otto
The teaching of politics is that the Government, which was set for protection and comfort of all good citizens, becomes the principal obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend? The cheat and bully and malefactor we meet everywhere is the Government.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal, 1860
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.
George Washington
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sir Winston Churchill
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
Ed, we just witnessed a peaceful transition in government. Do you realize how miraculous that is... Today, tiny Cicely, Alaska, stood up and put another W in the win category for democracy.
Jeff Melvoin