Government Quotes

While democracy must have its organizations and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty

Charles Evans Hughes

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible

Hubert H. Humphrey

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment

Robert Maynard Hutchins

The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface

Aldous Leonard Huxley

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object

Thomas Jefferson

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs

Elbert Hubbard

No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what? Fate perhaps. A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep

Carl Jung

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration

Abraham Lincoln

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption

James Garfield

The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody picking up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work

Frank Zappa

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under

Henry Mencken

Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem

Ronald Reagan

Outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector

Ronald Reagan

I think the best possible social program is a job

Ronald Reagan

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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