Quotations Topic: Government (150 Quotations)
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
Fear is the foundation of most government.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.
Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Honore De Balzac
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -- commitment to a scenario.
Beaverbrook is so pleased to be in the government that he is like the town tart who finally married the Mayor.
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Baron William Henry Beveridge
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
Otto Von Bismarck
Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.
Public instruction should be the first object of government.
The art of government is not to let me grow stale.
The government must always be a step ahead of the popular movement.
But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
The point to remember is what government gives it must first take away
John S. Caldwell
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