Government Quotes

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic - they are pus

Martin H. Fischer

In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of the state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state

Baron de Montesquieu

The People, though we think of a great entity when we use the word, means nothing more than so many millions of individual men

James Bryce

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

Jonathan Swift

Young lovers and young nations face the same problem: after orgasm, what?

Mignon McLaughlin

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness

Fred Woodworth

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.

Goldberg

To rule is easy, to govern difficult

Johann W. von Goethe

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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