Government Quotes and Sayings

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

A good government had to guide its people, sometimes gently, sometimes strictly, just as parents did. It could allow certain freedoms, but in a style that suited the country.
Amy Tan

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Ambrose Bierce

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
Adolf Hitler

Fascism is when corporations become the government.
Bill Maher

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
William Penn

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 governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.


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

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

I have certain rules I live by…My first rule, I don’t believe anything the government tells me.
George Carlin

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

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

The government is like chicken pox, you try to get away from it but it always catches you.

Submitted by: The Awesome 1

A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.
Mahatma Gandhi

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

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

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

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