Government Quotes

No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.
Benjamin Disraeli
Hubert h. humphrey - it was once said that the moral test of...

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Ronald Reagan
Henry david thoreau - the character inherent in the american people has...
The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers wthout government, I should not hesita.
Thomas Jefferson
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

A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
Charles W. Tobey
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their. s.
Elbert Hubbard
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.
George Washington
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
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
John Updike
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman
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
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
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment
The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft, we can all declare we are homosexual instead of running off to Canada.
Lorne Bloch
Edward abbey - a patriot must always be ready to defend his...
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
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
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine
Why has government been instituted at all Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Alexander Hamilton
The mightiest of weapons is truth. And everyone knows you? re not permitted to enter a Government building with a weapon.
John Alejandro King, a. k. a. The Covert Comic, www. covertcomic. com
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
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Nadia Boulange
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
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
Ralph Nade
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
J. Michael Straczynski
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
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
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, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781 - 82
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
Aristotle, Politics
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.
Frank Herbert, Dune
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
Government expands to absorb revenue - And then some.
Tom Wicke
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of the citizens to give to the other.
Voltaire, The Portable Voltaire
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
Harry S Truman
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
Herbert Clark Hoove
The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - The principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
William Orville Douglas