Government Quotes

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

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

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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