Government Quotes and Sayings

We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government.
– Ferdinand Mount

… the keynote of government is injustice.

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Henry David Thoreau

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Henry David Thoreau

The police force cannot be completely independent of the executive government.
– P. Chidambaram

We have no control over government funds. How should all this government money be spent? Where should it be used? What are our needs? Nobody asks us. When we approach the government with a problem, it tells us that there are no funds.
Arvind Kejriwal

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 !!

Submitted by: Gregg Robinson

When water fountains start charging to drink, then you know we have a problem.
Anthony Liccione

Submitted by: michael p.

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

If men be good, government cannot be bad.
โ€” William Penn

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
โ€” Harry S. Truman

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
โ€” Ronald Reagan

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