Government Quotes and Sayings
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
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
– W.C. Fields
Every nation has the government it deserves.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
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.
It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
– ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I love my country, not my government.
– Jesse Ventura
Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.
– RONALD REAGAN
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
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,
Capitalism is not an ideal solution because it would, in theory, legally allow a single person or organization to eventually buy out everybody else living on earth. The whole globe having thus become private property, the telltale sign of capitalism, ‘no trespassing’ would arise on every spot on earth.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
– Edward R. Murrow