Government Quotes

Where government is impossible, politics is impossible.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.

Justice William J. Brennan

All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.

Henry Clay

The government is not God. It does not have the right to take away that which it cant return even if it wants to.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A leader has to know how the system functions - not just the system of government but the whole social and economic system, including business, the unions, and the universities.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

The final end of government is not to exert restraint but to do good.

Rufus Choate

The federal government and the state government must not fear programs who change lives, but must welcome those faith-based programs for the embetterment (sic) of mankind.

George Walker Bush

Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all.

George Walker Bush

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.

John Jay Chapman

The spirit of rebellion is present in every great city, and the great task of wise government is to keep it dormant, for if it wakes it is a torrent which no dam can hold back.

Giacomo Casanova

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.

John Caldwell Calhoun

Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization.

George Walker Bush

I hope you can get to Iceland quickly and safely. There you will find a people and a government who care about the freedoms that we hold dear and for which our forefathers and veterans fought and died.

John Kiriakou

Trusting government nowadays means dividing humanity into two classes: those who can be trusted with power to run other peoples lives, and those who cannot even be trusted to run their own lives.

James Bovard
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