Government Quotes

The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime

Albert Einstein

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.


If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century -- and the economy -- around.

Bella Abzug

Centralization at the national capital or within a business undertaking always glorifies the importance of pieces of paper. This dims the sense of reality

David E. Lilienthal

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote

George Jean Nathan

It may be true that the government that governs best governs least. Unfortunately, the same is also true of the government that governs worst.

Jane Auer

Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.

John Adams

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear

Alan Coren

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Mark Twain

I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden

Richard Rumbold

Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us

P.J. O'Rourke

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage

H.L. Mencken

Dealing with Congress is a matter of give and take. The president doesn't get everything he wants, the Congress doesn't get everything they want. But we're finding good common ground. A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.

George Walker Bush

The people with the most resources are the federal government. If you can invade a country halfway across the world in a matter of days, you can surely come to the aid of your own citizens in a shorter order of time.

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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