Government Quotes

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat

Robert Lee Frost

Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles--the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons--corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works

Robert Hewison

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex

Dwight Eisenhower

Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We, the American people, we are the solution

Bill Clinton

The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense

Bill Clinton

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other

Ronald Reagan

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws

Calvin Coolidge

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried

Winston Churchill

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws

Ayn Rand

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us

Thich Nhat Hanh

Government is not the doctor. It is the disease

H. S. Ferns

The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants

Thomas Jefferson

That we will, at all times hereafter, consider ourselves as a free and independent state, capable of regulating our internal police, in all and every respect whatsoever -- and that the people on said Grants have the sole and exclusive and inherent right of ruling and governing themselves in such manner and form as in their own wisdom they shall think proper.

Unknown

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-by to the Bill of Rights

H.L. Mencken

It might be more worthwhile if we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing our congressmen

Unknown

We are imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government

William Howard Taft

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

St. Augustine

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?

Will Rogers

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

Unknown

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy

Unknown

Through size, corporations, once merely an efficient tool employed by individuals in the conduct of private business have become an institution-an institution which has brought such concentration of economic power that so-called private corporations are sometimes able to dominate the state. The typical business corporation of the last century, owned by a small group of individuals, managed by their owners, and limited in size by their private wealth, is being supplanted by huge concerns in which the lives of tens or hundreds of thousands of employees and the property of tens of hundreds of thousands of investors are subjected, through the corporate mechanism, to the control of a few men. Ownership has been separated from control; and this separation has removed many of the checks which formerly operated to curb the misuse of wealth and power. And, as ownership of the shares is becoming continually more dispersed, the power which formerly accompanied ownership is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few... [and] coincident with the growth of these giant corporations, there has occurred a marked concentration of individual wealth; and that the resulting disparity in incomes is a major cause of the existing depression.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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