Government Quotes

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman

Kenyans are happy and thank the US people, the Pakistani people and everybody else who managed to kill Osama. Osama's death can only be positive for Kenya, but we need to have a stable government in Somalia.

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in and the West in general into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

Osama bin Laden

The insistence of the Danish government to refrain from apologizing and its refusal to punish the criminals and take action to prevent this crime from being repeated... shows that the notions of freedom of speech have no roots, especially when it comes to Muslims.

Osama bin Laden

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.

George Grenville

It was the government that should have been told to refrain from its inhuman policy of violence and massacre, not the African people .... It was further argued that it is wrong and indefensible for a political Organization to repudiate picketing, whi

Nelson Mandela

The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.

Diane Abbott

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Plato

A world technology means either a world government or world suicide.

Max Lerner

It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.

Charles Rangel

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

Ayn Rand

Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.

Thomas Jefferson

The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.

James Madison

For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.

Jonathan Mayhew

The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion.

John Paul Stevens

Creative semantics is the key to contemporary government; it consists of talking in strange tongues lest the public learn the inevitable inconveniently early.

George F. Will

No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

Patrick Henry

God has heard our prayers and the doors have been opening in Washington for the government of the United States to listen to all our concerns and suggestions about the wet foot-dry foot policy.

Ramon Sanchez

We have good service, but everyone always wants better, ... Within the business community with the state and federal government centers here, Washington service is one that comes up frequently.

Robin Roberts

cleanup drive in Washington, to break the grip of the permanent corporate government that makes good people in the Congress not fulfill their own potential.

Ralph Nader

The FTC's concerns about Internet privacy and the Microsoft case have made Washington more visible. The Microsoft case was a real awakening for people that the government does have an impact on your company.

Connie Correll

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.

Daniel P. Moynihan

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington
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