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.
The mightiest of weapons is truth. And everyone knows you’re not permitted to enter a government building with a weapon.
The government is like chicken pox, you try to get away from it but it always catches you.
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