Government Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Government quotes and Government sayings, and Government proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may. "

"The people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. "

"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. "

"We need to understand that we as citizens and as a government in any community throughout this country have no more important obligation than to educate those who are going to replace us. "

"We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn’t come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn’t resurging. It didn’t work out. "

"When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you’ve got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I’m not sure any country, either the United States or I don’t hear of anyone else, who’s willing to take on that responsibility. "

"I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more. "

"I would never run for any office or government position. I’m not into it. "

"Both of my parents graduated from high school, both attended college, both have government jobs now. They’ve always been very adamant about me finishing high school and finishing college. "

"The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes. "

"I don’t think the government should be in the trailer-park business. I don’t think they know how to run a trailer park."

"Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure."

"To me, democratic socialism means democracy. It means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest people in the country."

"These are the same people who believe, in some cases, the federal government should not play any role in providing health care to our people or protecting the environment."

"The details of what the Fed did were kept secret until a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that I sponsored required the Government Accountability Office to audit the Fed’s lending programs during the financial crisis."

"Democratic socialism means that our government does everything it can to create a full employment economy."

"Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money."

"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed."

"There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government."

"No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition."

"That fatal drollery called a representative government."

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy."

"When the Soviet Union fell, optimistic scholars believed the world had shifted inexorably in the direction of free markets and liberal democracy. Instead, the West gradually embraced bigger government and weaker social bonds, creating a fragmented society in which the only thing we all belong to, as President Barack Obama puts it, is the state."

"Obamacare has made the government part of our health care decisions. The IRS controls all of our financial information. The NSA apparently sees everything else."

"Al Gore had no problem taking hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar to sell his Current TV to Al Jazeera America."

"Distrust of government isn’t baseless cynicism. It’s realism."

"What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the founders intended."

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost."

"Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."

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