Government Quotes

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions

Edward R. Murrow

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments

William Edgar Borah

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave

Henry Peter Brougham

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

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else

Nicolas Walter

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern

Lord Acton

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists

John Kenneth Galbraith

Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life

Elmer Davis

Because of our Congressional committee system, our government is closer to a gerontocracy than a democracy.

Charles Frankel

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.

Wilhelm Reich

The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.

National Review

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