Quotes with government

  • 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.
  • Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions.
  • The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.

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  • George Bernard Shaw A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic (1856 - 1950)
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  • Baba Kalyani Our strategy should be based on indigenisation and import substitution. The government must provide opportunities for domestic companies to participate in sectors in which the country continues to depend on imports.
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman (1949 - )
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    +4
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
    Source: Journals
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher (1803 - 1882)
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    +3
  • Voltaire In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran ois Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778)
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    +2
  • Voltaire It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran ois Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778)
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  • Henry David Thoreau This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer (1817 - 1862)
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  • Otto Von Bismarck 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
    German statesman and prime minister (1815 - 1898)
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    +1
  • Thomas Jefferson A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman (1743 - 1826)
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    +1
  • James Fenimore Cooper A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer (1789 - 1851)
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  • Benjamin Haydon All government is an evil, but, of the two form's of that evil, democracy or monarchy, the sounder is monarchy; the more able to do its will, democracy.
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist (1786 - 1846)
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    +1
  • Woodrow Wilson Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president (1856 - 1924)
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    +1
  • Bill Owens Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.
    Bill Owens
    American photographer (1938 - )
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    +1
  • Thomas Carlyle 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
    Scottish writer and historicus (1795 - 1881)
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    +1
  • Bob Dylan Johnny's in the basement
    Mixing up the medicine
    I'm on the pavement
    Thinking about the government
    The man in the trenchcoat
    Badge out, laid off
    Says he's got a bad cough
    Wants to get it paid off
    Look out kid
    It's somethin' you did
    God knows when
    But you're doin' it again
    Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
    Bob Dylan
    American musician (1941 - )
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  • Thomas Jefferson My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman (1743 - 1826)
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman (1882 - 1945)
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    +1
  • George Washington Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
    George Washington
    First president of the US (1732 - 1799)
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  • B. R. Ambedkar Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician (1891 - 1956)
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  • Ben Carson The government is supposed to conform to our will. By taking the most important thing you have, your health and your health care, and turning that over to the government, you fundamentally shift the power, a huge chunk of it, from the people to the government. This is not the direction that we want the government to go in this nation.
    Ben Carson
    American politician, and author (1951 - )
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  • Henry David Thoreau The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer (1817 - 1862)
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