Government Quotes

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Aesop

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.

Aristotle

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

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.

Noam Chomsky

If government were a product, selling it would be illegal

P. J. O'Rourke

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take the power from them, but to inform them by education

Thomas Jefferson

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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