Quotation Explorer - 'Governments'

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. - Frank Herbert
Police internal affairs is amongst the most corrupt departments that you will find in governments. - Steven Magee
Governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The biggest mistake that you will make in life is believing that governments act in the public interest. - Steven Magee
History will judge societies and governments and their institutions not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless. - César Chávez
The word "rights", is something that governments need to provide you and protect you from but, the governments are the basic violators of all human rights. - Stefan Molyneux
The legal system has been designed by governments and corporations to protect them from the common people. - Steven Magee
What corrupt corporate governments call a terrorist is what many common people call a resistance fighter. - Steven Magee
Everybody says that I have a lot of power. But what does that power consist of?... Can I influence governments? I am beginning to be able to..." (1995) - George Soros
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy. - Frank Herbert
Governments never learn. Only people learn. - Milton Friedman
A leftist government doesn't exist because being on the left has nothing to do with governments. - Gilles Deleuze
Many people over forty have at least one health condition that affects their ability to work a forty hour work week effectively. Human Resources (HR), doctors and governments have known this fact for decades. - Steven Magee
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill their.s - Elbert Hubbard
Clever nations are the ones who keep changing their governments! Because power must change hands otherwise it will get spoiled and rot! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches. - Will Rogers
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. - Frank Herbert
We have gold because we cannot trust governments - Herbert Hoover
The emancipation of the working class can only be achieved by the working class itself without the assistance of governments. - pierre-jospeh proudhon
There is nothing so asinine that governments will not proclaim it as official doctrine.
The banks can, and do, create money... And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.
Governments neither help us to get out of poverty and hunger, nor let us die. It is time that we must pick one. - M.F. Moonzajer
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. - Ronald Reagan
If freedom isn't free and people's rights are being violated and suppressed, then Governments have NO need to exist. - ELW-Reta Barnes
There is a dangerous willful ignorance in governments to the adverse health effects of the various forms of electromagnetic radiation. - Steven Magee
The leading research in the adverse human health effects of electromagnetic radiation is not being done by well funded governments or corporations, it is coming from a few self funded independent researchers. - Steven Magee
We attacked a foreign people and treated them like rebels. As you know, it's all right to treat barbarians barbarically. It's the desire to be barbaric that makes governments call their enemies barbarians. - Bertolt Brecht
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top. - Benjamin Franklin
Governments, after all, do not last forever. Even those so frightened of the truth that they get rid of anyone who speaks it.
Never once, did Christ ever utter, "I came here to start a religion"Early Christians did not worship items, relics, wars, or governments. - Justin Kyle McFarlane Beau
Consumers are what’s going to change the world, not necessarily industries or governments, - Horace Luke
A lie is the most sacred private property on Earth. Governments claim it is not theirs, and that their critics are the rightful owners. - Gustavo Gus Larsen
As long as there exist stupid people supporting stupid governments in their countries, people living in those countries will continue fluttering badly in the cesspool created by this utter foolishness! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Flacks for both war-obsessed governments immediately blamed the other side for the deaths of the civilians. - Colman McCarthy
It must be remembered that the forty hour work week until age sixty five was designed by governments and corporations and not the medical profession. - Steven Magee
Governments stand because people sit; if people stand, governments will sit! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Let's be honest. Sometimes art is dangerous, though. And that's why governments sometimes get nervous about art. But one of the things I truly believe is if you try to suppress the arts, then I think you are suppressing the deepest dreams and aspirations of the people. - Barack Obama
People are naturally born as Libertarians till governments and oppressive societies force them to adopt their ideologies and their ways. - Hany Ghoraba
Corrupt governments are run by corrupt politicians that run corrupt law enforcement agencies. - Steven Magee
Private property and free trade stand on exactly the same footing, both being essential and indivisible parts of liberty, both depending upon rights, which no body of men, whether called governments or anything else, can justly take from the individual. - Auberon Herbert
If the Socialism is Authoritarian; if there are Governments armed with economic power as they are now with political power; if, in a word, we are to have Industrial Tyrannies, then the last state of man will be worse than the first. - Oscar Wilde
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
it is easier to induce national governments to discriminate against foreign producers than to defend the interests of domestic consumers - George W. Stocking
Despotic governments can stand 'moral force' till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force. - George Orwell
One day the people of the world will want peaceso much that the governments will have to get outof their way and give it to them. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other. - Thomas Paine
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. - William H. Borah
Governments don't spy on you for your protection, they spy on you to see if you're planning a revolt. - Lori Goodwin
The general public of the wireless western nations are very tolerant to the radiation poisoning of the next generation of children by their corporate controlled governments. - Steven Magee
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. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bad governments always lie because telling the truth requires honour and courage! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is a shame that the Legal Aid Commission and the Aboriginal Legal Service are so poorly funded ....... State and federal governments should be addressing this issueThe Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 30 March 2014 - Abdullah Reslan Lawyer
People don't start wars, governments do. - Ronald Reagan
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
Seemingly from the dawn of man all nations have had governments; and all nations have been ashamed of them. - G. K. Chesterton
The governments and their policies have failed, the church is the last hope of the common man, I value a church that is a home for all. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Rights" are something made up by governments to make you feel like you're buying something with your taxes. - Stefan Molyneux
Radio Wave Sickness and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity are easily preventable and one can only wonder how much longer the insanity of modern governments is going to be allowed to continue in this area. - Steven Magee
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