Government Quotes

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

Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government.

Strider1957 Emma Goldman

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.


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.


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
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