Government Quotes and Sayings
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
– Thomas Carlyle
Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.
– Margaret Mead
I find out of long experience that I admire all nations and hate all governments.
– John Steinbeck
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
There are two parts to any public post or position an individual holds. Firstly the prestige, title, pay and perks but the second most important aspect is duty, responsibility and accountability. You will always fail if you only embrace one of them !!
When water fountains start charging to drink, then you know we have a problem.
– Anthony Liccione
Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.
– Walter Winchell
Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur.
– Stephen Hawking
We in Government have begun to recognize the critical work which must be done at all levels–local, State and Federal–in ending the pollution of our waters.
– Robert F. Kennedy,
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
– Doug Larson
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
— Harry S. Truman
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
— Ronald Reagan
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
— Ronald Reagan