Government Quotes and Sayings

Never steal. The government hates competition.

Submitted by: ashley on February 7, 2008

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

Submitted by: crazygenius on August 18, 2008

Don’t believe any rumor until the government denies it.

Submitted by: Bonface stom on April 23, 2010

Cigarrette Warning: Government is dangerous to your health!

Submitted by: Louies on November 5, 2009

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

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

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


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

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


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

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

Submitted by: The Awesome 1 on January 17, 2013

Every nation has the government it deserves.

Submitted by: Dave L on June 9, 2009

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

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

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

What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Adolf Hitler

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 on May 8, 2013

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

The best argument against democracy is a five- minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

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

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

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

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