Government Quotes

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it

Alexander Woollcott

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be

Sydney J. Harris

People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.

Walter H. Judd

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down

Robert Orben

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

Jorge Luis Borges

It's every American's duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed.

Thomas Clifford

Democracy is like a raft: It won't sink, but you will always have your feet wet

Russell B. Long

The happiest thing that can be said about democracy... is that it is one of the few systems that has been willing to risk a long period of confusion and mixed purposes for the sake of giving man a chance to grow up in mind and responsibility

H.A. Overstreet

Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave

Felix G. Rohatyn

You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River? Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help them

Russell Chatham

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary

Reinhold Niebuhr

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.

Wendell Phillips

Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right

William Allen White

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

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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