Government Quotes

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

Treaties are like roses and young girls - they last while they last

Charles de Gaulle

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government

John Gardner

Morphine and state relief are the same. You go dopey, feel better and are worse off.

Martin H. Fischer

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them

Cullen Hightower

The plague of government is senile delinquency

Mignon McLaughlin

How to Overcome Your Fear of Success!

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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