Government Quotes

War is when the government tells you who...

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. ...Benjamin Franklin
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"A government that robs Peter to ...

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." β€” George Bernard Shaw
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If strong privacy is incompatible wit...

If strong privacy is incompatible with safety then we are not safe from whatever the government is keeping to themself
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I’m from the go...

I’m from the government and I’m here to help β€” Regan
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"The nine most terrifying words in the ...

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" β€” Ronald Reagan
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Criticism from a go...

Criticism from a government is a badge of honour - Raj Kamal Jha
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Republicans are the party that says β€œG...

Republicans are the party that says β€œGovernment doesn’t work!” ...And then they get elected and prove it. - P. J. O’Rourke
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"If men were angels, ...

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." β€” James Madison
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"I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote pe...

"I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." -Eisenhower
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"Real liberty is neither found in despo...

"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." --Alexander Hamilton
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β€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people an...

β€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history or acted on principles derived from it.” -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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There is no art which one government soone...

There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. - Adam Smith
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"Be careful what you say when the government and hired ...

"Be careful what you say when the government and hired assassins are spying on your conversations and private life in general. People might get the wrong impression." -- Me
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β€˜We have the best ...

β€˜We have the best government that money can buy.’ - Mark Twain
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A government law exists to change ob...

A government law exists to change observed behaviors. A scientific law exists because observation cant be changed.
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I don't make jokes. I jus...

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers
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β€œPeople should not be afraid of...

β€œPeople should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people” - V
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"Democracy becomes a gover...

"Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors". Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall g...

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln, inaugural speech
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"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There h...

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent." -- H. L. Mencken
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"It is dangerous to b...

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." β€” Voltaire
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β€œChristmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want a...

β€œChristmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” – Richard Lamm
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β€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and ...

β€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” ― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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"Democracy means government by discu...

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking." β€” Clement Atlee
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"If you put the federal government in ch...

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -- Milton Friedman
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The more numerous the laws, the more...

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. ...Tacitus ..Born: 56 Died: 117 Occupation: Historian
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"For every action there i...

"For every action there is an equal and opposite government program." β€” Bob Wells
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"The object and practice of liber...

"The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of government power." β€”General Douglas MacArthur
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"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, saf...

"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men." -- John Adams
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Government is not reason; it is not eloquen...

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. -George Washington
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"Government has bee...

"Government has been a fossil: it should be a plant." - Emerson
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"The great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to p...

"The great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to preserve our freedom, it is an instrument through which we can exercise our freedom; yet by concentrating power in political hands, it is also a threat to freedom." -- Milton Friedman
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"Loyalty to your country alwa...

"Loyalty to your country always, loyalty to your government when it deserves it" - Mark Twain
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The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people th...

The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible. ~ Steve Stockman~
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"It is not the function of our government to keep the citize...

"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." -- Robert Jackson
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"The mystery of government is ...

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." β€” P. J. O'Rourke
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"...A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer ...

"...A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." - W. Wilson
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"Real liberty is neither found in despo...

"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." -- Alexander Hamilton
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"It is dangerous to b...

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." - Voltaire
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"Every school of thought and government has failed in t...

"Every school of thought and government has failed in this city -- but I love it nonetheless. It belongs to me as much as it belongs to you." - Kim Kitsuragi, Disco Elysium
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"Can our form of government, our system of...

"Can our form of government, our system of justice, survive if one can be denied a freedom because he might abuse it?" - Harlon Carter
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"Human history is written in a litany of...

"Human history is written in a litany of blood shed over differing opinions of government and afterlife." -Legion, Mass Effect 2
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"No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: th...

"No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." β€” Edward Abbey
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β€œAll governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pat...

β€œAll governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” ―Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune
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"Whenever you have an effi...

"Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship." β€” Harry S Truman
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"The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besi...

"The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech." ---Justice Anthony Kennedy
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"The nine most terrifying words in the...

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."-Ronald Reagan
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β€œWeighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions β€” and the way m...

β€œWeighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions β€” and the way most businesses make decisions, if they want to stay in business. Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.” β€” Thomas Sowell
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β€œThe Democratic Party believes that people are basically good, but need govern...

β€œThe Democratic Party believes that people are basically good, but need government to monitor every aspect of their lives. The Republican Party believes people are basically bad, but will be OK if left to their own devices.” β€”P. J. O’Rourke
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"There's no trick to being a hum...

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." β€” Will Rogers
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The U.S. Government has fallen to such l...

The U.S. Government has fallen to such low standards that all they try to do is stop the opposite party from doing anything - Me
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"Secrecy and a free, d...

"Secrecy and a free, democratic government don’t mix." - Harry S. Truman
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"No-one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise, indeed, it has b...

"No-one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise, indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." - Winston Churchill 1947
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"The spirit of resistance to government is ...

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive." β€” Thomas Jefferson
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"Democracy means government by discu...

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking." β€” Clement Atlee
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Religion, too, is a weapon. What ma...

Religion, too, is a weapon. What manner of weapon is religion when it becomes the government?” ― Frank Herbert,
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"On account of being a democracy and run by the people,...

"On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does." β€” Will Rogers
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When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government ...

When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.-DJT Playboy 1990
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β€œThe nine most terrifying words in the E...

β€œThe nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." -Ronald Reagan 1989
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"What if jesus was a ...

"What if jesus was a facade? that'd mean the government's god" - Hopsin
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β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can pre...

β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”-- Thomas Jefferson
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