Government Quotes

The Government cannot afford to have a country made up entirely of rich people, because rich people pay so little tax that the Government would quickly go bankrupt. This is why Government men always tell us that labor is man's noblest calling. Government needs labor to pay its upkeep.

Russell Baker

The primary function of a constitution was to mark out the boundaries of governmental powers-hence in England, where there was no constitution , there were no limits (save for the effect of trail by jury) to what the legislature might do.

Bernard Bailyn

Institutions may crumble and governments fall, but it is only that they may renew a better youth, and mount upwards like the eagle.

George Bancroft

If I announce the armistice and the Americans don't send sufficient reinforcements and don't land near Rome, the Germans will seize the city and put in a puppet fascist government.

Pietro Badoglio

"I believe that this nation will be continuously cursed, until the leadership of this Government changes its accursed policy of Pacific Revised Apartheid and of not supporting Israel."

James Ah Koy

Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.

Edward Bernays

The way they're treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell.

Louis Armstrong

By this action, the Government has proved that so long as it exists, none of us are truly free. Government and freedom are mutually exclusive. So if we value freedom, there's only one conclusion. It's time to get rid of this leftover relic we call Government.

Max Barry

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.

William Henry Beveridge,1st Baron Beveridge of Tug

The Labour Party should oppose the Government arms plan root and branch.

Aneurin Bevan

Secresy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be the system of a regular government.

Jeremy Bentham

It will enable a Labour Government to do all they want under Labour's Programme for Britain...It will give us the powers to control all the oil companies, all the multinationals, to fix their prices and their distribution systems.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

To state a timetable now would simply paralyze the proper working of government, put at risk the changes we are making for Britain and damage the country.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers.

Michael Bloomberg

A Government protected by foreigners will never be accepted by a free people.

Napoleon Bonaparte

What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A form of government that is not the result of a long sequence of shared experiences, efforts, and endeavors can never take root.

Napoleon Bonaparte

To listen to the interests of all, marks an ordinary government; to foresee them, marks a great government.

Napoleon Bonaparte

All government indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke

Take away the right to say "fuck" and you take away the right to say "fuck the government."

Lenny Bruce

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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