Government Quotes

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it

Richard Lamm

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln

Will Rogers

Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees

Boris Marshalov

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.

Michael Novak

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government

Henry Ward Beecher

People come to Washington believing it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine

Richard Goodwin

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest

Denis Diderot

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt

Herbert Hoover

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting

Tom Stoppard

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it

Cullen Hightower

The most important political office is that of the private citizen

Louis Brandeis

How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle

A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes. So that's why we can't get anything done in the morning: We're government workers

Jay Leno

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government

Alexander Chase

In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side

Theodore Forstmann

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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