Government Quotes, Sayings about The Government - Page 2

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
– P. J. O’Rourke

Though the people support the government the government should not support the people.
– Grover Cleveland

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
– George Bernard

A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon – it won’t work and you can’t fire it.
– George S. Patton

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
– Thomas Jefferson

Democracy is like a raft: It won’t sink, but you will always have your feet wet.
– Russell B. Long

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
– H. L. Mencken

It’s a contradiction in terms, you can be open or you can have government.
– John Nettleton

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
– Andrew Jackson

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
– George Bernard Shaw

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
– Abraham Lincoln

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
– Arthur Goldberg

It is the duty of Her Majesty’s government neither to flap nor to falter.
– Harold McMillan

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
– Abraham Lincoln

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
– Edmund Burke

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
– Polish Proverb

Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns.
– Benjamin Franklin

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
– William E. Gladstone

If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’ what is the opposite of ‘progress’?
– Paul Harvey