Government Quotes SMS Collection

Ohio claims they are due a president

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft.  Look at the United States, they have not had one

Under capitalism man exploits man under socialism

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

Giving every man a vote has no

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.  ~H.L. Mencken

How can one conceive of a one party

How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?  ~Charles de Gaulle, about FranceGCLE

It might be more worthwhile if we

It might be more worthwhile if we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing our congressmen.  ~Author Unknown

If all the economists were laid end

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

Man will never be free until the

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  ~Denis Diderot

The government which was designed for the

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.  An invisible

The most important political office is that

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.  ~Louis Brandeis

The worst thing in this world next

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.  ~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887LCD

To rule is easy to govern difficult

To rule is easy, to govern difficult.  ~Johann W. von Goethe

Christmas is the time when kids tell

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell government what they

Its not the voting thats democracy its

It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.  ~Tom Stoppard, Jumpers

Our government has become too responsive to

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our

For in reason all government without the

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.  ~Jonathan Swift, The Drapier’s LetterMHC

Here is my first principle of foreign

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

If people behaved like governments youd call

If people behaved like governments, you’d call the cops.  ~Kelvin Throop

If con is the opposite of pro

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?  ~Author Unknown

The mistakes made by congress wouldnt be

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.  ~Cullen Hightower

A survey says that american workers work

A survey says that American workers work the first three hours every day just to pay their taxes.  So that’s why we can’t get

Many people say that government is necessary

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb.  ~Author unknown, commonly misattributed to Benjamin

The people though we think of a

The People, though we think of a great entity when we use the word, means nothing more than so many millions of individual men. 

Economics is extremely useful as a form

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.  ~John Kenneth Galbraith

The lords prayer is 66 words the

The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations

Democracy is a government where you can

Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don’t think.  ~Author Unknown

Why has government been instituted at all

Why has government been instituted at all?  Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint. 

You know why there are so many

You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River?  Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help

The marvel of all history is the

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  ~William

A government that is big enough to

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.  ~Barry Goldwater

A conservative government is an organised hypocrisy

A Conservative government is an organised hypocrisy.  ~Benjamin Disraeli, speech, 17 March 1845, addressing Prime Minister Robert Peel in the House of Commons, London,

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic

Bureaus are extrusions from the body politic – they are pus.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Governments should not possess instruments of coercion

Governments should not possess instruments of coercion and violence denied to their citizens.  ~Edgar A. Suter

The fact that political ideologies are tangible

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character.  The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful

Democracy is like a raft it wont

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

Democracy the state of affairs in which

Democracy:  The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.  ~Benjamin Lichtenberg

I never would believe that providence had

I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled

Washington is a place where politicians dont

Washington is a place where politicians don’t know which way is up and taxes don’t know which way is down.  ~Robert Orbenin The Wall

When government accepts responsibility for people then

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.  ~George Pataki

This country has come to feel the

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.  ~Will Rogers

It could probably be shown by facts

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s

The death of democracy is not likely

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.  It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. 

In a state run society the government promises

In a state-run society the government promises you security.  But it’s a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is

Democracy is the only system that persists

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.  ~Sydney J.

Better the occasional faults of a government

Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the

Democracy gives every man the right to

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.  ~James Russell Lowell

Our political institutions work remarkably well they

Our political institutions work remarkably well.  They are designed to clang against each other.  The noise is democracy at work.  ~Michael Novak

Its every americans duty to support his

It’s every American’s duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed.  ~Quoted by Thomas Clifford

Government is an unnecessary evil human beings

Government is an unnecessary evil.  Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust

The danger is not that a particular

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern.  Every class is unfit to govern.  ~Lord Acton, letter to Mary Gladstone,