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.

Submitted by: Dave L

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.

Submitted by: John Alejandro King

It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.

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

Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.

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

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.

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
– Edward R. Murrow

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
– Barry Goldwater

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