Government Quotes

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

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

I do not wish to give up the power of personal arms and be defenseless against those who will ever and always keep and bear arms those in crime and those in government.

Robert W. Burke

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

Thomas Jefferson
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