Government Quotes and Sayings

I love my country, not my government.
– Jesse Ventura

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
W.C. Fields

Every nation has the government it deserves.

Submitted by: Dave L

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Winston Churchill

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In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Confucius

People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
– Alan Moore

The mightiest of weapons is truth. And everyone knows you’re not permitted to enter a government building with a weapon.

Submitted by: John Alejandro King

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

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell

Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.
– RONALD REAGAN

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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

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

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

Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.
Walter Winchell

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