Policy Quotes

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more

Albert Camus

What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts

Thomas Sowell

Believe it or not, after the Second Vatican Council anticlericalism is a Catholic virtue. In elaborating a theology of laity, as many call it, and speaking of a hierarchy of service rather than of domination in the Church, Vatican II implicitly endorsed opposition to clericalism, which is a policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy. Clearly, this sort of anticlericalism has nothing to do with the other anticlericalism.

Leon Bertoletti

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain

George McGovern

The greatest crime since World War II has been United States foreign policy.

Ramsey Clark

Nations eagerly invested their rulers with every prerogative needed to preserve their faith, and all the care to keep Church and State asunder, and to prevent the confusion of their powers, which had been the work of ages, was renounced in the intensity of the crisis. Atrocious deeds were done, in which religious passion was often the instrument, but policy was the motive. Fanaticism displays itself in the masses; but the masses were rarely fanaticised; and the crimes ascribed to it were commonly due to the calculations of dispassionate politicians.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

We seem bent upon saving the Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh, even if we have to kill them and demolish their country to do it....I do not intend to remain silent in the face of what I regard as a policy of madness which, sooner or later, will envelop my son and American youth by the millions for years to come.

Walt W. Rostow

The best insurance policy for tomorrow is to make the most productive use of today. A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.

Geoffrey Norman

Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their partys base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

John Kerry

The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.

John Casey

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy

George Bernard Shaw

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women

Lyndon Baines Johnson

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going

George Bernard Shaw

From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.

Pope John Paul II

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