Quotation Explorer - 'Government'

The most valuable function performed by the federal government is entertainment. - Dave Barry
I may be Anti-Big Government, but only because I am Pro-Human. - Gary Hopkins
The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life the sick, the needy, and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want. - Aung San Suu Kyi
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government. - Bertrand Russell
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government. - Ellen Goodman
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. - Clement Atlee
The government is unresponsive to the needs of the little man. Under 5'7", it is impossible to get your congressman on the phone. - Woody Allen
The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two. - Mark Twain
Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed. - I.F. Stone
For years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? - Anne Graham
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform. - Henry David Thoreau
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint. - Alexander Hamilton
Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List. - Abbie Hoffman
He laid the foundation of a universal government. His law was one for all. Equal justice and love for everyone. - George Rivorie
An advanced human rights friendly Constitution is fine and well - but what good is it if it is not put into practice? The government says it cherishes the principles in the SA Constitution, and yet acts in a manner which cannot be reconciled with that very Constitution. - Christina Engela
This is a celebration of individual freedom, not of homosexuality. No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. - Rita Mae Brown
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. - Louis D. Brandeis
I 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
A leftist government doesn't exist because being on the left has nothing to do with governments. - Gilles Deleuze
Government succeeds by failing. - L.K. Samuels
So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! - Eddie Izzard
Good government has to mean less government. - John Stossel No They can t
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. - Thomas Jefferson
What the new government of Nigeria and other African governments must do, is to start a massive reorientation campaign in the culture of the dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
Some party hack decreed that the peoplehad lost the government's confidenceand could only regain it with redoubled effort.If that is the case, would it not be be simpler,If the government simply dissolved the peopleAnd elected another? - Bertolt Brecht
When there is no Personal Responsibility in any society, there cannot be a responsible government. Responsible government is an off shoot of a culture of Personal Responsibility. - Sunday Adelaja
Word of the day- kakistocracy. From the Greek meaning government by the worst persons, least qualified or most unprincipled. - Peggy Noonan
Government should do a few things, and do them right - George W. Bush
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The government cannot give to anybody anything that thegovernment does not first take from somebody else. - Adrian Rogers
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. - Barry Goldwater
You can either have individual liberty, or dependence on the government. One is designed to undo the other. - A.E. Samaan
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. - Thomas Paine
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato
Government is a gun that shoots money at your enemy and blows up in your face. - Stefan Molyneux
One of the (many) problems with government is that they are usually so preoccupied with whether or not they can do something that they fail to consider whether or not they should. - Michel Templet
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. - Harry S Truman
Government expands to absorb revenue - and then some.
Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. - Susan Sontag
This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies. - Calvin Coolidge
The government are tightening up on ID for sales of tobacco and alcohol so I recommend that young people take more drugs. - Robert Clark
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. - Henry David Thoreau
Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad... but because man is by nature more individualistic than social. - Thomas Hobbes
Computers are one of the products in the USA that appear to be unregulated by the government which leaves consumers unprotected from flawed devices. - Steven Magee
It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. - George Washington
If government played by the same rules as the rest of us, it would cease to be government. - Sheldon Richman
You either limit the government, or you limit the scope of your life. Why is the government that precious to you in the first place? - A.E. Samaan
We need to understand the more government spends, the more freedom is lost...Instead of simply debating spending levels, we ought to be debating whether the departments, agencies, and programs funded by the budget should exist at all. - Ron Paul
Access to unlimited funds by a government, not surprisingly, leads to an unlimited government. - Orrin Woodward
It is a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract. - Alan Shepard
Where there is no property, or at least none that exceeds the value of two or three days' labour, civil government is not so necessary. - Adam Smith
it was impossible to confine a Government to the exercise of express powers; there must necessarily be admitted powers by implication, unless the Constitution descended to recount every minutia - James Madison
An anarchist government somehow creates an impression in the hearts of citizens that no one cares. - Amit Kalantri
If we don't learn from each others experience, we are forced to listen to people who have economic reasons to withhold critical information from us all. The other option is to wait for the government to tell us what their financial supporters want us to know. - Richard Diaz
Someday Louisiana is going to get good government. And they ain't gunna like it.
it is possible to fool all of the people all of the time--when government and press cooperate.
Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government. - Murray N. Rothbard
If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized. - Lysander Spooner
One of these days, the people are going to demand peace of the government, and the government is going to have to give it to them.
The ugliest government is the one which is spreading fear to its own people! The finest government is the one which encourages its own people to criticize the government harshly. - Mehmet Murat ildan
People who don't exercise their freedom of voting (choosing their leaders) are irresponsible. Such people have no right to complain or want more than what they are receiving from the government. Intentional failure to vote is cowardly, irresponsible and a sign of ignorance. - Allan Amanyire
be lawful for the Queen, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate and House of Commons, to make Laws for the Peace, Order, and Good Government of Canada - The British North America Act, Article 91
I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries." Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. - Johnny Depp
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness. - Thomas Paine
When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening, foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us. - Barack Obama
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson
We live in a time when to reject the idea of an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful government is to be viewed by that government as being anti-government. - Dave Champion
Deregulation is a transfer of power from the trodden to the treading. It is unsurprising that all conservative parties claim to hate big government. - George Monbiot
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
As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly - Jo Ann Davis
That government is best which governs least. - Thomas Paine
Who is an elected government in a constitutional democracy to decide it will not tolerate dissent - Christina Engela
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. - Thomas Carlyle
A government run by billionaires for billionaires is an affront to freedom, morality, and humanity. - Michael Moore
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison. - Henry David Thoreau
Democracy is not a form of government. It is a tool of government. Case in point, Stalinist USSR was a "democracy". - A.E. Samaan
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. A culture of work. A culture of labour. A culture of diligence. A culture of hard work. A culture of perseverance. A culture of persistence. A culture of DIGNITY OF LABOUR. - Sunday Adelaja
Fascism is when corporations become the government. - Bill Maher
Don't let a corrupt Media and Criminal Government continue to Brainwash You. THINK FOR YOURSELVES JAMAICANS WHILE YOU STILL CAN! - Alecia Thompson
Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. - Daniel Delgado F
When the government and electrical utility company jointly harass an electrical fraud researcher, it confirms that the research is progressing in the right direction! - Steven Magee
ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so is that kind of government.) Fellows that wear downy hats and clean shirts -- guilty of education and suspected of bank accounts. - Ambrose Bierce
Electricity should not be banned, it just needs much better government regulation and understanding by the medical profession of the full range of toxicity that it presents to the human. - Steven Magee
Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government. - George Reisman
Intercession is prayer we pray not for ourselves, but for others for country government, or any other person - Sunday Adelaja
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Maintaining a fair and accessible justice system should at all times be the overarching concern of Government - Abdullah Reslan
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.[Letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803] - James Madison
The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. - James Madison
When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign. - Stefan Molyneux
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
Where the people fear the government you have tyranny; where the government fears the people, you have liberty. - William Feather
A private individual may do anything except that which is legally forbidden; A government individual may do nothing except that which is legally permitted. - Ayn Rand
I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today my own government. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The right to "liberty" and "pursuit" of happiness is incompatible with a government that makes choices for you. - A.E. Samaan
It's not in the interests of the self-serving government to educate the masses to the point where they are smart enough to see through the bullshit - because then people will be too smart to vote for them again. - Christina Engela
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going. - George Bernard Shaw
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. - Mark Twain
When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads. - Ron Paul
They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program. - George W. Bush
An elephant is a mouse, built to government specifications.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Government is build on secrets. - Deyth Banger
Printing currency for foreigners to buy is the best racket a government can get into. - Lee Child
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is but one thing only: Buy Low - Sell High. Capitalism is what happens when a government allows free association and respects property rights. It is a symptom of liberty. - A.E. Samaan
If you want to be lied to, all you have to do is believe everything that the government tells you. - Steven Magee
A nanny state is hostile to liberty. Any attempt to institute or continue it should be opposed, root and branch. Government intervention is never the solution; it is always part of the problem. - Laurence M. Vance
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. - Thomas Jefferson
Whether voting Republican or Democrat, the result is the same: A corrupt corporate government. - Steven Magee
Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment. - Ronald Reagan
There is an intentional disregard for human health and safety in many government agencies that are tasked with protecting it. - Steven Magee
Government is like Junior High. Your status depends upon whom you're able to persecute.
LIGHTHOUSE, n. A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician. - Ambrose Bierce
The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft, we can all declare we are homosexual instead of running off to Canada.
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government. - Thomas Paine
What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. - M.C. Mary Kom
Crawling out of the flophouseI saw the mayor stealing my junkI doth protest, citizen's arrestNow my body's in his trunkWhere's the shadow government when you need it?Where's the shadow government?It's a bad, bad world! - They Might Be Giants
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition. - Benjamin Disraeli
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P. J. O'Rourke
Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. - John W. Gardner
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. - Albert Camus
If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. - Joseph Sobran
Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association? Learning is wonderful, but universities? The same is true for religion... religion is institutionalized spirituality. Mother Jones November/December 1997. - Huston Smith
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. - John Adams
If a media is not criticizing the government, then that media is not a media but just a clown of the government! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I must admit that I feel that the best form of government is benevolent despotism. - Jeff Grubb
Communicating with the federal government is like talking to a computer that's crashing. - Steve Kluger
It's every American's duty to support his government but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed. - Thomas C. Mann
There's a whole generation growing up thinking...the government exists to care for them. - Dave Ramsey
If I went on a killing spree that left thousands of people dead, I'd be branded as the worst kind of criminal. So why it is okay for the government to do exactly that? - Michel Templet
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison
If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience. - Thomas Jefferson
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
On account of us 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. - Will Rogers
The triune God exercises total government over all things, and He requires us as His image-bearers to exercise government in Christ in our own spheres in terms of His law. - Rousas John Rushdoony
If any man's money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to its arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists. - Lysander Spooner
The expenses of government, having for their object the interests of all, should be borne by every one, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of society, the more he ought to hold himself honoured in contributing to these expenses. - Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
Everything is temporary. Well, except government programs. - Brooke Bida
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. - Ron Paul
Government should never be able to do anything you can't do. If you can't steal from your neighbor, you can't send the government to steal for you. - Ron Paul
In my view, any government whose state is perpetually at war, and remains so in spite of initiatives to make peace, is incompetent and unfit and should resign. - Christina Engela
What can you expect from a stupid government? Anything good? Anything useful, anything clever? Anything just? No! You can expect nothing but stupidity, nothing but mistakes, nothing but injustices and tragedies! All a stupid government can do is to produce wrecks and debris! - Mehmet Murat ildan
An act of charity by the citizens questions the worthiness of the government. - Amit Kalantri
Treaty with Tripoli, Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; - U.S. Congress
[I]n my own case at least I feel my professional need for freedom of speech and expression prejudices me toward a government whose constitution guarantees it. - John Updike
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. - Calvin Coolidge
Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much. - Will Rogers
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 H. Jackson
People say - popular culture advocates - government demands that we sell our souls, for nothing but the cheapest of baubles and bling, if even that. If you do sell, the result is a gray, cheerless, and dreary existence. - Mike Klepper
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this. - Albert Einstein
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them right away. - Ronald Reagan
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. - George Washington
The biggest criminals that I have met in life are working for the government. They make mass murderers look like amateurs. - Steven Magee
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government. - Ambrose Bierce
An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
Anyone who objects to any government whatsoever as a form of socialism ought not to pull that socialist lever in their home, the one that makes their waste disappear in a whirlpool into the socialized sewage treatment plant. - John Médaille
News is how the government delivers propaganda to the masses and it is an essential requirement of the television broadcasting job to be emotionless to this. - Steven Magee
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive - Ronald Reagan
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers
A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government. - Thomas Jefferson
The government cannot love you, and any politics that works on a different assumption is destined for no good. - Jonah Goldberg
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell
No state, no government exists. What does in fact exist is a man, or a few men, in power over many men. - Rose Wilder Lane
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. - Thomas Jefferson
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. - Will Rogers
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters. - Ambrose Bierce
New Zealand has the cheapest government money can buy. - Grant McLachlan
The only thing I'm afraid of about this country is that its government will someday become so monstrous that the smallest person in it will be trampled underfoot, and then it wouldn't be worth living in - Harper Lee
Democracy is the process to elect the Government of the Upper class or caste people, by the poor people and for the corporate people - Idiotneil - Neil Jain
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. - Ansel Adams
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. - Voltaire
Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government. - Henry Ward Beecher
There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. - Abraham Lincoln
When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us. - Barack Obama
nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character. - Winston S. Churchill
MONARCHICAL GOVERNMENT, n. Government. - Ambrose Bierce
All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
Good literacy skills can help children:-Be healthy and safe.-Do their homework to their best ability.-Get and keep a job one day.-Eventually participate in local committees or government - Soraya Diase Coffelt
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand
You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. - Benjamin Franklin
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us. - P. J. O'Rourke
That government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
Government is a gang, but not merely as meritorious as a private gang because it claims legal legitimacy. It pillages and uses violence but under the cover of law, and seeks legitimacy not through competition but through the myth of the social contract. - Jeffrey Tucker
The police are often as corrupt as the corporate government that employs them. - Steven Magee
Government should protect people and regulate corporations, not protect corporations and regulate people. - Anthony Sloan
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections. - Thomas Fuller
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master. - George Washington
Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less. - H.L. Mencken
The biologically harmful effects of man-made environmental radiation was a jigsaw of existing information that needed to be assembled by a group of independent researchers that had a broad range of knowledge and were free of corrupt corporate government influence. - Steven Magee
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. - Winston S. Churchill
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. - Thomas Jefferson
The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State. - Harry Truman
Democracy is the process to elect government of the upper-class people, by the poor people and for the corporate people. - Nilesh (Neil) jain
There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government of the United States. - Howard Zinn
A responsible citizen is the one that sees something wrong in the society, something he is not satisfied with or that he cannot agree with and responds not by blaming the government or leaders. But by designing ways and means of bringing a lasting solution to the issues at hand - Sunday Adelaja
Representative government is artifice, a political myth, designed to conceal from the masses the dominance of a self-selected, self-perpetuating, and self-serving traditional ruling class. - Giuseppe Prezzolini
When you become complacent with someone lying, whether it is a close friend, the media, or your government, then you have essentially given them permission to continue to do so and most often at your expense. - Gary Hopkins
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Gerald R. Ford
We often blame our government for their lack of responsibility, socially and politically. We forget that that is only a result of the societal irresponsibility in general. - Sunday Adelaja
Because of the power that we have given money: The government would rather have taxpayers who do not vote, than voters who do not pay tax. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. - Aristotle
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. - Sir Winston Churchill
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. - Ronald Reagan
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. - Winston S. Churchill
Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government. - Edward L. Bernays
A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand. - Richard Feynman
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. - Ronald Reagan
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson
I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. - Sarah Palin
When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies. - Ron Paul
The USA government sure do like their propaganda feeds! Unfortunately, too much propaganda does create the scenario where no one believes anything that they say. It's just like Pinocchio. - Steven Magee
If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent. - Henry Commager
We live in a society where interacting with government agents is apotentially hazardous activity - Steven Magee
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. - Harry S Truman
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so. - Ronald Reagan
It’s the law, Jack. When the government breaks the law, they have to toe the line. - Kenneth Eade
What we should be asking is not whether we need a big government or small government, but how we can create a smarter and better government. - Barack Obama
The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them. - Mark Twain
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
Nature is in the process of shutting down corrupt corporations and their government minions. - Steven Magee
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. - Thomas Sowell
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow
The USA legal system is designed to enrich lawyers, protect the government and corporations, and shaft the general public. - Steven Magee
Whenever the government is involved, there is an element of coercion. - Dinesh D'Souza
The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny - Maximilien Robespierre
Living in a democratic society means that I can express my opinion,Having a democratic government means that they don't have to listen. - Anthony Hincks
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins
During these times, when crazy people are running the government, all you can do is laugh.
We must judge of a form of government by its general tendency, not by happy accidents. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. - Ronald Reagan
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. - Ron Paul
I love my country, not my government. - Jesse Ventura
The process of creating new, democratic organs of government power is beginning, and, as never before, the greatest responsibility rests with the broadcast media.
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. - Sunday Adelaja
government is legitimate not so much because it represents the 'general will', but because its policies are, ideally and counterfactually, the result of the public deliberation of all who are concerned by the decision - Frédéric Vandenberghe
According to an original reading of the Constitution and Declaration, the intrusiveness that is an inevitable part of big government is an offense against its people. - A.E. Samaan
When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans. - Jean Chretien
For forms of Government let fools contest. Whate'er is best administered is best. - Alexander Pope
We have a government of limited power under the Constitution, and we have got to work out our problems on the basis of law. - William Howard Taft
Corrupt and incompetent police officers have a long history of being protected by their colleagues, police internal affairs and the government. - Steven Magee
The USA government states that the New Mexico Trinity nuclear bomb site is still highly radioactive and 'harmless'. It is interesting to note in the era of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) that it is USA government policy that radio frequency (RF) and electricity are also 'harmless'. - Steven Magee
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. - George Washington
Social entrepreneurship represents the opportunity to redefine the role of government. - Robert Hacker
Even the simplest poemMay destroy your immunity to human emotions.All poems must carry a Government warning. WordsCan seriously affect your heart. - Elma Mitchell
When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some. - Harry A. Blackmun
When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. - Thomas Jefferson
They think the government shows people everything —how to work, study, eat, sleep and that’s it. They are afraid of change. They do not understand that if you want to do something, you should do it. You are free, people, free! - Anton Krotov
It has been my personal experience that the government engages in a wide range of frauds with the common people. - Steven Magee
Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there. - P. J. O'Rourke
I 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
A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. - Lemony Snicket
Nature's Laws are the invisible government of the earth. - Alfred A. Montapert
Legislating morality grows big government immensely, and helps fashion the noose the government will use to ultimately hang you by. - A.E. Samaan
Nowadays the job of the judge is not to do justice. The judge is more of a functionary . He's like a civil servant whose job is to interpret words written down by another branch of the government, whether those words are just or not. - Stephan Kinsella
Government is a system of morality developed by philosophers and refined by mercenaries. - Alex Stein
The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. - H. L. Mencken
Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats. - Ron Paul
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced - Albert Einstein
I think that the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. - Milton Friedman
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. - Ronald Reagan
Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago. - Will Rogers
The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next. - Abraham Lincoln
If your government keep making big mistakes and in return you keep supporting your government, then you are the biggest mistake for your country! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of the way and let them have it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Shall I faint, now that I have poured out the spirit of my mind to the world, and treated many subjects with truth, with freedom, with power, because I have been followed with one cry of abuse ever since for not being a Government tool? - William Hazlitt
Big government = oligarchy. Simple equation. Big government = loss of representation. - A.E. Samaan
They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers. . . call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
Liberty is the act of making the Government Fear what you KNOW! - Faith Brashear
Why does a government agency that has no connection with my community have the right to dictate what is appropriate for it? - Simon S. Tam
Jesus Christ is my savior, not the government. - Joseph P. Sekula
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. - Richard M. Nixon
...a revolution of government is the strongest proof that can be given by a people of their virtue and good sense. - John Adams
We are in a mutually dependent society, called civilization, and government is the oil that keeps it running and the lifeblood that carries oxygen to the various parts of the civic body. - Jack Lessenberry
Socialists seem to think George Orwell’s 1984 is a suggestion, or at least are unashamed of mimicking the methods of the totalitarian state Orwell depicted. Libertarians know it to be a warning, and a government that micro-manages all aspects of humanity an intolerable reality. - A.E. Samaan
A non government sites has been launched by Kumar and I am the founder of the jobinos.in websites. I collect latest various Govt jobs vacancy opening news from Newspaper,Magazines,Govt employment Agency and other third party sources, this would be by online or off line. - Rajeev
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. - George Washington
Copyright: a system of monopoly privilege over the expression of ideas that enables government to stop consumer-friendly economic development and reward uncompetitive and legally privileged elites to fleece the public through surreptitious use of coercion. - Jeffrey Tucker
The government - Arm Milkins
Always remember: When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Dictatorial government is more dangerous than lions! - Enock Maregesi
In a country where people are afraid of criticizing the government, many things must be going horrible! In such countries people must know that a society of cowards will always be remembered as a society of honourless people! - Mehmet Murat ildan
...the government in Beijing continues to define itself as Marxist-Leninist, though 'Market-Leninist' would be rather more apt. - Francis Wheen
But I assure you, a government that is willing to put their own children in danger, their own future, just to see their potential, is twisted. We do not grab babies, newborns, and throw them out of windows just to see if they sprout wings. - S. Elizabeth Dover
Perhaps the god who had made the Cat People intended them as a joke. They had schools, but no education; politicians but no government; people, but no personal integrity; faces, but no concept of face. One had to admit that their god had gone a little too far with his little joke. - Lao She
Government scientists are commonly as corrupt as the corporate government that employs them. - Steven Magee
The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this--that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot. - Lysander Spooner
Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program. - Ronald Reagan
the government bailed out the corporate sector. while the people thay supported the government financally, were ignored and left to fend for themselves. is this what you call democracy? - Jeffrey Fischer
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. - Edward Abbey
If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government? - Victoria Claflin Woodhull
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. - Lord William Beveridge
No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will. - Thomas Jefferson
We are all imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government. - William Howard Taft
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government - Spurious quote attributed to George Washington but never said by him .
Probably it's true, The Purge works for the government, who knows? - Deyth Banger
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. - Harry S Truman
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. - Confucius
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
[...] nonstate conflicts kill far fewer people than conflicts that involve a government, perhaps a quarter as many. Again, this is not surprising, since goverments almost by definition are in the violence business. - Steven Pinker
The ruling classes use broken and smashed up childhoods as weaponised instruments of domination around the world. This is why the government has no incentive to end child abuse; because the government needs abuse victims as enforcers. - Stefan Molyneux
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism."[Address to National Press Club in Washington DC, as quoted in Freedom and Union (April 1952)] - Earl Warren
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. - Thomas Jefferson
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. - William Ewart Gladstone
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. - Sir Winston Churchill
I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself. - Gerald R. Ford
The power of a corrupt government is located in the ignorance and indifference of its people - rjs - rassool jibraeel snyman
All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter. - Edmund Burke
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights. - A.E. Samaan
The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential. - Stefan Molyneux
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. - Samuel Adams
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. - Thomas Jefferson
The name of the regime where media is on the side of the government is undoubtedly fascism, a regime of the sick minds where freedoms are drowned in the cold waters of oppressions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. - Ronald Reagan
It is a fact that the USA corporate government routinely lies to its mass population. - Steven Magee
What the United States call democracy is actually a vertical model of remote governance by oligarchs—economic barons and their political representatives. The result is that citizens in the United States have little control over what the U.S. government does. - S. Brian Willson
I sincerely hope that President Barack Obama’s government will be remembered as the peak of deregulated corporate corruption and not the ongoing rise of it. - Steven Magee
In the old days feminists would mock women who depended so much on a man. Today if the man is the government, not so much. A man who opens the door for you is a Neanderthal; a bureaucrat who pays for your pills? A hero. - Greg Gutfeld
An honest government is the childish dream of the gullible men! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. - Auberon Herbert
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
A smaller government reflecting the needs of the middle class and poor is superior to a big government reflecting the needs of the privileged and powerful. - Robert B. Reich
Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. - MacKenzie King
If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have. - Gerald R. Ford
Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan
In a democratic country everything is very simple: If you choose a good government, good things will happen; if you choose a bad government, bad things will happen! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
In the last analysis, my fellow country men, as we in America would be the first to claim, a people are responsible for the acts of their government. - Woodrow Wilson
If you can't say "Fuck" you can't say, "Fuck the government. - Lenny Bruce
I cannot bring myself to judge those who are defending their lands against an immoral violent foreign invader. The fact that the immoral violent foreign invader happens to be the U.S. government does not alter my view. - Dave Champion
A government that kills its own citizens is like a parent that kills their own kids aka filicide or like a mother that kills her unborn by abortion . - Youns Hussein
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
The point to remember is what the government gives it must first take away.
...and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth. - Abraham Lincoln
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. - John Adams
The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Gerald R. Ford
it is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people. - Winston S. Churchill
the ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain by fear, nor to exact obedience, but to free every man from fear that he may live in all possible security... In fact the true aim of government is liberty. - Baruch Spinoza
If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked. - George Gilder
Unless government appropriately regulates oil developments and holds oil executives accountable, the public will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must! - Sarah Palin
We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
People who know God truly change the life of their nation, and not the government. - Sunday Adelaja
The best one can hope for is a government favorable to certain claims and demands from the Left. - Gilles Deleuze
The smaller the government, the less the need to manipulate politicians. - John Stossel No They can t
The children of the 1960's that you call the 'Manson Family' wanted to stop a war and turn the government and world to peace. They gave their lives when they took lives and they knew it. - Charles Manson
The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits. - Jeffrey Tucker
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. - G.K. Chesterton
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. - Henry David Thoreau
As government expands, liberty contracts. - Ronald Reagan
The Church is not called to overthrow government but to influence culture. - John Paul Warren
There is not a man in the country that can't make a living for himself and family. But he can't make a living for them and his government, too, the way his government is living. What the government has got to do is live as cheap as the people. - Will Rogers
Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors. - Virgil
But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. - Henry David Thoreau
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
Society's institutions, like government, schools, the arts, and the media, corrupt naturally good individuals.
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them. - Steven Magee
I 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
I need to say this you shouldn't trust any government, actually including this one. You should not trust government full stop. The natural inclination of government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself in the name of the public good. - Nick Clegg
There is no legitimacy on earth but in a government which is the choice of the nation.
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. - H. L. Mencken
I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together , not only our government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad. - Gerald R. Ford
They were untouched by modern education, but their government was striving with might and main to procure this inestimable benefit for them; anticlericalism and American bustle would soon free them from belief in miracles and holy likenesses. - Robertson Davies
the government tends to act like a corporation treating the public as its consumers rather than its citizens - Fairclough Norman
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. - Chester Bowles
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty is this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. - James Madison
Enforcement isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about whether government works and who it works for. - Elizabeth Warren
New Zealand has the best government money can buy. - Grant McLachlan
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it. - Harry Browne
[representative government is] deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to misrepresent the people in Parliament, - Karl Marx
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. - Adam Smith
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H.L. Mencken
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? - George Washington
You wonder sometimes how our government puts on its pants in the morning. - Jon Stewart
Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre
The best thing to learn from any government is that it does not get affacted by what other people talk or think about it. - Amit Kalantri
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. - Patrick Henry
The action or inaction of any government does not negate the Personal Responsibility of the citizens. - Sunday Adelaja
A republican government is slow to move, yet once in motion it's momentum becomes irresistible. - Thomas Jefferson
Decades of corporate government deregulation and reduced funding of important government departments has the country well along the path to a lawless society. - Steven Magee
What do you mean by sound government?'Good public order, no corruption in high places, freedom from fear and war and crime, a reasonably equitable distribution of wealth and resources, concern for the individual life.'Then we haven't got sound government. - P.D. James
If bad things are happening in your country, remember, the first responsible person is your stupid government! But if you have supported that government, now, you are the first responsible person! So sit down and shut up! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. - Alexander Hamilton
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government antipoverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. - David Brooks
- Government -Free Shit for Idiots - Stefan Molyneux
In a democratic society freedom of expression and information are protected and government lack of concern in protecting them is a serious issue. - Arzak Khan
There are great virtues in a conservative attitude towards structural features of government. The sudden abandonment of institutions is an act that reverberates in ways no one can predict and many come to regret. - Alexander Bickel
I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality - Mahatma Gandhi
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. - Bertrand de Jouvenal
In America, disagreement with the policies of the government does not necessitate a lack of patriotism! - Senator Mitchell
If you look at how the federal government spends our money, it’s an insurance conglomerate protected by a large, standing army. - Ezra Klein
Most governments strive to keep the masses from thinking; if the masses began to think the government would not be in power - rjs - rassool jibraeel snyman
Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food? - David D. Friedman
But if government is in the business of promoting what is good and suppressing the bad, that is a license for it to stick it’s nose into virtually every human activity. - John Stossel No They can t Pg 32 Threshold Editions New York New York 2012
General assumptions often lead to erroneous conclusions, but one cannot go far wrong in always assuming that whatever one's government is saying is a lie. - Michel Templet
I believe, and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. - William Henry Harrison
He(Prophet Muhammad) laid the foundation of a universal government. His law was one for all. Equal justice and love for everyone. - B. Margoliouth
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
Government should be a floor upon which the good of the people flourishes, not a ceiling upon which people bump their heads! - Todd Stocker
And that is the problem with a society that doesn't read books. The most painful form of censorship does not come from a centralized, repressive government. It is a cast, black cloak of a nation's indifference. - Lourd de Veyra
Any government is potentially the worst client in the world you could ever possibly want to have. - Thomas Heatherwick
I have no doubt that the nation has suffered more from undue secrecy than from undue disclosure. The government takes good care of itself. - Daniel Schorr
Corporations and their government minions are capable of anything...just look at the frauds the recent wars became known as. Hundreds of thousands killed in the name of corporate "liberation". - Steven Magee
Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it's cattle, or horses, or men; the least government is the best government. - Ralph Moody
The American government is premised on the theory that if the individual man is to be free, his ideas, his beliefs, his ideology, his philosophy, must be placed beyond the reach of government. - William O. Douglas
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson
For an entire wing of the G.O.P., a dysfunctional government, whose only visible activity is mismanaging crises, is not an embarrassment but the vindication of a worldview. - Amy Davidson
Strength we think to be a virtue in government, but we do not find our defense against disintegration either in arbitrary or in very great power. Indeed, we are inclined to see in both these the symptoms of an already advanced decay - Michael Oakeshott
But we don't have to react. That's what I'm saying. A police force, like a government, should be above that. Just because we're provoked doesn't mean we have to act. -- Still Life - Louise Penny
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
Any regime or any government which motivates its own people to be different than one another is a good regime, is a good government! Encourage people to think differently, to act differently, and to believe in different things, otherwise you create just a herd of animals! - Mehmet Murat ildan
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. - President George Washington
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey
Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves. - Benjamin Constant
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. - Hubert H. Humphrey
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. - Thomas Jefferson
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties. - Marquis De Lafayette
The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction. - Thomas Jefferson
I like Kindness it's something the Government can't tax and it's free to give away that will return to you some day - Stanley Victor Paskavich
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
The less government we have the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
The care of human life and happiness, and their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of a good government. - Thomas Jefferson
To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely. - Nick Harkaway
Wouldn't if be nice if our government, could make things beautiful because everybody cares! - Robert Armstrong
We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government. - William O. Douglas
Behind the facade of elected government are a bunch of corporate controlled gangsters running the country. - Steven Magee
The Afghan government is as corrupt as a prostitute with a law degree. - Craig Ferguson
The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. - Mike Klepper
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. - Frank Herbert
...But today it is the United States that lives in infamy, as its government adopts the foreign policies of Imperial Japan.
USA corporations are legally regulated by laws which their managers know are rarely enforced. This criminal activity is what the USA government calls: Deregulation. - Steven Magee
[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. - Gerald R. Ford
The government is us; WE are the government, you and I."- - Theodore Roosevelt
I hope we can continue to find ways to encourage integrity in all aspects of government operations - Ben Carson, M.D.
The government is not your salvation. The government is not your road to prosperity. Hard work, education will take you far beyond what any government program can ever promise. - Mia Love
One of the (many) problems with government is not that power corrupts or even that it is magnetic to corruptible people; rather, it is that we have been conditioned to tolerate corruption in power, and so we don't even try to hold our politicians accountable. - Michel Templet
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. - Benjamin Disraeli
Many people consider the things which government does for them as social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism. - Earl Warren
Poor people have been voting for big government liberalism for 50 years... and they are still poor. - Charles Barkley
I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq. - Stephen Colbert
If you're not going to use your free speech to criticize your own government, then what the hell is the point of having it? - Michel Templet
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan
While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years. - Abraham Lincoln
behind each breakaway movement is a breakaway demagogue who will set up his breakaway demagogue government. - Frank Zappa
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P. J. O'Rourke
What we see in a democracy governed by representatives is not a government for the people but an organized conflict of interests that only results in the setting up of unstable balances of power. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep. - Will Rogers
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. 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. - Sir Winston Churchill
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
Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one…gets left behind. An instrument of good. - Aaron Sorkin
It is clear that the protective functions of workplace health and safety have transferred to the workers through the process of corporate government deregulation and reduced funding of relevant government departments. - Steven Magee
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master. - George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
If a writer is not an opponent of the government, he cannot be called as a writer, but just a disreputable lickspittle! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Anarchy is a state of society where the only government is reason. - Michael Schwab
On a basic level, he had seen first-hand how his government used the element of fear to accomplish its objectives; the same element of fear that had been used as an excuse to engage its huge war machine in conflicts for the profits of America’s oligarchy. - Kenneth Eade
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