Government Quotes

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves

George Pataki

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds

John Perry Barlow

I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms

Henry Louis Mencken

With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities

Thomas Jefferson

The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty

John Adams

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule

H.L. Mencken

A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot -because the first leads inevitably to the second

Harry Browne

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it

Ronald Reagan

This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians

Hugh Downs

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away

Barry Goldwater

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action

Bertrand Russell

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program

Bob Wells

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

Richard M. Nixon

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

Will Rogers

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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