Government Quotes

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government


I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government

Woody Allen

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

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth

Mark Twain

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves

Henry David Thoreau

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger


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, subsidise it

Ronald Reagan

They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program

George W. Bush

Ask not what the government can do for you. Ask why it doesn't

Gerhard Kocher

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it

Dwight David Eisenhower

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us

Thich Nhat Hanh

Government is not the doctor. It is the disease

H. S. Ferns

The best minds in government? If any were, business would hire them away

Ronald Reagan

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action

George Washington

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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