Government Quotes

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins
Henry david thoreau - under a government which imprisons any unjustly,...

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison
Lyndon b. johnson - i want to make a policy statement. i am...
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
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

All government - - Indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - - Is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke, Speech on the Conciliation of America
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Bertrand Russell
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth - Rate men.
Henry B. Adams
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
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
Charles W. Tobey
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
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
Government expands to absorb revenue - And then some.
Tom Wicke
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of the citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Bertrand Russell
Ronald reagan - the best minds are not in government. if any...
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
Harry S Truman, Lecture at Columbia University, 28 Apr. 1959
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
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their. s.
Elbert Hubbard
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this.
Albert Einstein
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)
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.
Benjamin Disraeli
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
Harry S Truman
A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
James Reston
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams
What government is the best That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann von Goethe
Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
During these times, when crazy people are running the government, all you can do is laugh.
Bill McKenney, Speech to the Harvard Antimony Society, August 15, 2005
Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.
MacKenzie King
The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody picking up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work.
Frank Zappa, Interview with this submitter, New York City, 5/08/1980
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism if our government is to function it must have dissent.
Henry Commage
All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
Jim Fiebig
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.
Chief Justice Earl Warren