Government Quotes

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them

Karl Marx

Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy

Louis Brandeis

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.

Winston Churchill

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper

Larry Flynt

If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National

George Will

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer

Will Rogers

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

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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