Government Quotes

With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities

Thomas Jefferson

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves

George Pataki

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

The best minds in government? If any were, business would hire them away

Ronald Reagan

Ask not what the government can do for you. Ask why it doesn't

Gerhard Kocher

They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program

George W. Bush

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it

Ronald Reagan

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger

Confucius

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves

Henry David Thoreau

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

Mark Twain

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests

Patrick Henry

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government

Woody Allen

This isn’t about the conflict; it is about the government doing nothing to acknowledge the current human rights violations being committed against Tamil civilians.

Anna Neistat

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government

Richard Milhouse Nixon
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