Government Quotes

From the day of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave.

George Walker Bush

Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us

P.J. O'Rourke

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness

Fred Woodworth

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

Jonathan Swift

A Conservative government is an organised hypocrisy

Benjamin Disraeli

The plague of government is senile delinquency

Mignon McLaughlin

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government

John Gardner

In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side

Theodore Forstmann

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government

Alexander Chase

A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers

Jay Leno

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government

Henry Ward Beecher

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it

Richard Lamm

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class aloneRobert L. Heilbroner

Robert L. Heilbroner

Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think

Unknown

I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place where I will always strive to be and that is on people's side.

James Gordon Brown
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