Government Quotes

If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also

Fred Woodworth

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home

William Ewart Gladstone

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Edward Abbey

A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell

The advanced societies of the future will not be governed by reason. They will be driven by irrationality, by competing systems of psychopathology.

James Graham Ballard

Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.

Edward Bernays

An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.

Napolon Bonaparte

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.

John Caldwell Calhoun

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me.

George Denis Patrick Carlin

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.

John Jay Chapman

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing

Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all.

George Walker Bush

The federal government and the state government must not fear programs who change lives, but must welcome those faith-based programs for the embetterment (sic) of mankind.

George Walker Bush

The world must know that this administration will not blink in the face of danger, and will not tire when it comes to completing the missions that we said we would do.

George Walker Bush

There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed.

Rufus Choate

The final end of government is not to exert restraint but to do good.

Rufus Choate

Ultimately a government cannot defeat its people, no matter how much power they assume or how corrupt they are. For us, there is only opportunity.

Moran Margaret Cho

The government is not God. It does not have the right to take away that which it cant return even if it wants to.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.

John Caldwell Calhoun

The government shouldn't be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make.

Herman Cain

You know, I could run for governor and all this but Im basically a media creation. Ive never really done anything. Ive worked for my dad. I worked in the oil industry. But thats not the kind of profile you have to have to get elected to public office.

George Walker Bush

They (the government) are unfazed by any amount of travesty, loss, tragedy, death, and destruction.

Moran Margaret Cho

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.

Henry Clay

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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