Government Quotes

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
John s. coleman - the point to remember is what the government...

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
Gilbert keith chesterton - democracy means government by the uneducated,...
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.
George Bernard Shaw
On account of us being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.
Will Rogers

The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do and find the cure all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
Richard Feynman
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Thomas Jefferson
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed.
I. F. Stone 1907 - 1989
The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
Justice Anthony Kennedy
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald R. Ford, on becoming President, Aug. 9, 1974
Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
Thomas jefferson - we hold these truths to be self - evident, that...
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
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
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Thomas Jefferson
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.
Thomas Jefferson
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, First Inaugural Address, Apr. 30, 1789
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
Louis D. Brandeis
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
Dame Edith Sitwell
Government never furthered any enterprise but the alacrity with which it got out of the way.
Henry David Thoreau
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth - Rate men.
Henry B. Adams
What government is the best That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann von Goethe
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
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
Lord William Beveridge
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Abram Garfield
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
We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. We know that oppressive governments support terror, while free governments fight the terrorists in their midst. We know that free peoples embrace progress and life, instead of becoming the recruits for murderous ideologies.
George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Bertrand Russell
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech in the House of Commons, Mar. 3, 1845
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford
The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.
William Fullbright
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Bertrand Russell
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.
Frank Herbert, Dune
I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the government are directed tot he purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
William Henry Harrison, Speech, October 1, 1840