Government Quotes

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.

Mario Matthew Cuomo

We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her floods or the sea for her waves

Marquis de Sade

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies against despots -- suspicion

Demosthenes

As long as Nazi violence was unleashed only, or mainly, against the Jews, the rest of the world looked on passively and even treaties and agreements were made with the patently criminal government of the Third Reich.... The doors of Palestine were closed to Jewish immigrants, and no country could be found that would admit those forsaken people. They were left to perish like their brothers and sisters in the occupied countries. We shall never forget the heroic efforts of the small countries, of the Scandinavian, the Dutch, the Swiss nations, and of individuals in the occupied part of Europe who did all in their power to protect Jewish lives

Albert Einstein

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it

Dwight David Eisenhower

The less government we have the better

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have

Gerald R. Ford

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody

Benjamin Franklin

Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free

Bhagavad Gita

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers If you love your country, don't depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don't leave it all up to big government

Barry Morris Goldwater

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

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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