Government Quotes

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne

Miguel de Cervantes

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves

William Ellery Channing

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery

Benjamin Disraeli

The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military

William Orville Douglas

Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.

David Duchovny

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it

Dwight David Eisenhower

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people

James Abram Garfield

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

Our enemy sees us clearly. ... They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing: If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

Alexander Hamilton

What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned

Herbert Clark Hoover

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared ... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society

Shirley Mount Hufstedler

The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests

Patrick Henry

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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