Government Quotes

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

If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin

Samuel Adams

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 government is a scoundrel

Henry Mencken

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under

Henry Mencken

The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution

Ronald Reagan

As government expands, liberty contracts

Ronald Reagan

A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth

Ronald Reagan

Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?

Ronald Reagan

Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets

Ronald Reagan

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State

Thomas Jefferson

The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers wthout government, I should not hesita

Thomas Jefferson

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