Government Quotes

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan
Harry s truman, lecture at columbia university, 28 apr. 1959 - whenever you have an efficient government you...

The government is us we are the government, you and I.
Theodore Roosevelt
Henry david thoreau - under a government which imprisons any unjustly,...
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
I. F. Stone
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
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
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
A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
James Reston
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
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Ambrose Bierce
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
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
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Sir Winston Churchill
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Thomas Jefferson
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
Lord william beveridge - the object of government in peace and in war is...
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Bertrand Russell
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 only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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
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
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
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their. s.
Elbert Hubbard
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
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
Charles W. Tobey
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
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
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson
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
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
I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
There is no legitimacy on earth but in a government which is the choice of the nation.
Joseph Bonaparte
Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.
Elias Boudinot
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
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
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
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Quincy Adams
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.
Frank Herbert, Dune
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus