Government Quotes

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
George washington - government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it...

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
James Reston
Joseph bonaparte - there is no legitimacy on earth but in a...
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Alexander Hamilton
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

On account of 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
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson
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
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - No ideals.
Golda Mei
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
Richard M. Nixon
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
Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government.
Henry Ward Beeche
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Thomas Jefferson
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
Bertrand de Jouvenal
Thomas jefferson - were it left to me to decide whether we should...
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
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 government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman
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
All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately... The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every respectable German man the opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above named organisations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon... must be regarded as an enemy of the national government.
SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933.
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
Chester Bowles
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be 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
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 1787
So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all - Powerful to be impotent.
Sir Winston Churchill, Hansard, November 12, 1936
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
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth - Rate men.
Henry B. Adams
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 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
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 is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan
One of these days, the people are going to demand peace of the government, and the government is going to have to give it to them.
Dwight Eisenhowe
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
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government.
Ellen Goodman
Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government.
Lenny Bruce
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald R. Ford, on becoming President, Aug. 9, 1974
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Bertrand Russell