Government Quotes

People have been taught to expect far more from government than from freedom.

James Bovard

I hope every woman in this country, whether they agree with Roe or they disagree with Roe, whether they themselves would make one decision or another, will come together and say: Pro-choice means that the Government respects the individual, and isn't that really what our country is all about?

Barbara Levy Boxer

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

G. K. Chesterton

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.

Wendell Willkie

No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.

Cornelius Nepos

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.

B. R. Ambedkar

I guess the clarification I should make here is that Japan is as potentially racist as anywhere else, but for a developed country, the legal and social protections and recourses afforded to people of differences are lacking comparatively. Racial discrimination is still not illegal in Japan, and this is something the Japanese government promised to fix when it signed the UN Convention on it in 1995. In short, Japan is not an outlier in terms of racism, but it is in terms of protections against it.

Debito Arudou

The rural folk have already learned how to cope. But the urban people are so dependent on the government for distribution.

Tim Peters

News that the German government has deserted plans to invest proceeds from gold sales into a special fund assigned for research and education has given a boost to a weak gold market.

Peter Spina

What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.

Napolon Bonaparte

Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.

Edward Bernays

Inflation is like sin; every government denounces it and every government practices it.

Frederick Leith-Ross

Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, and make it worthless by applying ink.

Ludwig Von Mises

In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.

George Washington

A republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible.

Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

Thomas Jefferson

I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other.

James Madison

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

George Washington

The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.

Herbert Spencer

Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.

Mark Poster

The advance planning and sense stimuli employed to capture a $10 million cigarette or soap market are nothing compared to the brainwashing and propaganda blitzes used to ensure control of the largest cash market in the world: the Executive Branch of the United States Government.

Phyllis Schlafly

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.

William F. Buckley

Public respect for political parties has plummeted, and democratic government discredited, ... The massive fall in voters can only be attributed to voter disillusionment in their governments -- successive governments.

Malcolm Fraser
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