Quotes and Sayings about Government



"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Government, Country)

"The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons."
- Diane Abbott
(Related: Government, Truth, Difficulty, First)

"The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Government, Congress, Judgment)

"We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Government, Quality, Present, Will)

"The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

"I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

"The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Government, Culture, Literary, Talk)

"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Faith, Government, Profession, Public, Teaching)

"Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Government, Environment, Fight)

"Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Problems, Republican, Responsibility, Will)

"In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Power, Irish, Will)

"For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Government, Ireland, Years)

"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Now, Years)

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

"The happiness of society is the end of government."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

"The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Control)

"Fear is the foundation of most governments."
- John Adams
(Related: Fear)

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Religious)

"A government of laws, and not of men."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Men, Laws)

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

"On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Information, Ireland, Irish, Media, Question, Right)

"The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

"A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Government)

"There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

"The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Court)

"The advent of self-government for the Iraqi people is a watershed moment in their history."
- Todd Akin
(Related: History, People, Self)

"It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

"I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected and promoted by the government."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Right)

"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

"As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Government, Stability, Will)

"When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

"While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Government, Democracy)

"A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Business, Government, Corruption)

"The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

"Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

"This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Government, Now)

"Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Government, People, Bureaucracy, Planning, Will)

"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Government, Politicians)

"Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)

"I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Government)

"It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes."
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Rules, World)

"In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Government, Men, Women, Gods, Fact)

"Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

"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
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail?"
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Government, Jury, Living, Principles)

"Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Government, Job, Party, Vietnam)

"It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism."
- John Amery
(Related: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

"The private sector is motivated by profit and efficiency and the US government often is not."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Government, Efficiency, Profit)

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark."
- Jack Anderson
(Related: Business, Government)

"It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to."
- Jack Anderson
(Related: Government, Father, Employees, Public, Right)

"Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

"Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Government, First, President, Research, Will)

"If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Government, Today)

"How is the government going to run without people like us? We make 35 percent of the bread in this country, and that much of the margarine, and cooking oil, and all the other things."
- Dwayne Andreas
(Related: Government, People, Cooking, Country, Oil)

"Did somebody dream there is some way that the government doesn't need us?"
- Dwayne Andreas
(Related: Government, Dream)

"Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

"You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

"And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

"And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, God, Country, First, Protection)

"We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Nature, Time, Globalization, Internet, Support)

"National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Criticism, Leaders, Media)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

"Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Happiness, Life, Men)

"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
- Aristotle
(Related: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

"I call it small government, grass-roots activism: The Tea Party activists are a part of it, FreedomWorks is part of it. FreedomWorks is the longest-standing, most active organization within this movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Government, Party, Tea)

"U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)

"Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Government, Sincerity)

"We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Government)

"The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

"Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Government, Television)

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Government, People, Democracy, Talking)

"By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Government, Time, states, United, Will, Workers)

"We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)

"The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Government, Progress, Collaboration, Fact)

"Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Government, Time, Congress, Law)

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?"
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Government, People, Maxim, Reason, Right)

"In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Fact, Security)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here."
- John Bachman
(Related: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, Babies, State, Talk)

"In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Development, Act, Community)

"If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

"When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

"The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

"The government never does anything successfully."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government)

"I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government)

"Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, Survival, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Order)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"I also served on many government committees."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: Government)

"Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Government, Success, Excellence)

"The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Government, Mankind, Reason, World)

"The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Attention, Opinion, Preparation)

"I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Government, American, Now, World)

"We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Decisions, Language)

"I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, People, Progress, Hope, Content, Future, Justice, Will)

"I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Travel, Visit, Washington, Will)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Government, Law, Mob)

"Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes - this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Government, People, Job, State)

"The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost."
- Johnny Ball
(Related: Government, Quality, Impression, Being, Credibility, Public)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Government, People, Development, Authority, Opinion, Property, Public, Public opinion)

"We have to admit that, notwithstanding all the efforts in which governments and peoples have participated, no corresponding change has been wrought in the aspect of the world's armaments."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Change, World)

"If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Government, Enemy, Slavery)

"I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Government, Yesterday)

"Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Government, Education, People, Control, Destiny, Help, Poor)

"I don't believe in government regulation of the software industry."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Government, Software)

"I want my testimony to stand on that point. But I would point out that Zona Research Inc. showed we have increased market share among business users, educational users, and government users over the past several months - and that's more recent than the IDC report."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Civilization, May, Mind, Will, World)

"The one thing that I know government is good for is countervailing against monopoly. It's not great at that either, but it's the only force I know that is fairly reliable."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Government, Force)

"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Government, Privacy)

"Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Business, Government)

"No one in government should ever think that the citizens they work for can't or won't scrutinize their actions."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Work, Actions)

"And one of the things I've tried to do in my first months in office is to give more Georgians - reporters and members of the general public alike - a closer look at how their government works."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, First, Months, Office, Public)

"After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Life, People, Office, Open)

"By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, we will give local governments a framework for working together on an issue that affects our whole state."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Planning, State, Water, Will)

"I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Open)

"I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution."
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Related: Government, Constitution, Taxes, Voting, Will)

"You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Communism, Living, Struggle, Talk)

"I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Art, Government, Education, People, Country, Pretty)

"The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Design, Government, First, states, United)

"State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Age, Government, Financial, Children, State, Support)

"The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Government, Committee, Security)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Government, Technology, Policy, Information)

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Government, Fiction)

"Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Production)

"I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)

"But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Government, People, Babies, School, Vote)

"For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Government, History, Years)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

"Government is not show business."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Business, Government)

"As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Government, Politics, Religion)

"I've found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Government, Work, People, Country, Job, Open)

"We just put General Motors in the hands of people who can't even run our own government."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, People)

"We should reject big government and look inside ourselves for all the things that built this country into what it was."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Country)

"Every time the government grows we lose more of who we are."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Time)

"'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Name, Party, Republican)

"Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Government, Democracy, Nation, State)

"I also said, men are like curling irons, they never get out of your hair. And they are like government bonds, they take so long to mature."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Government, Men, Hair)

"The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Government, Anarchy, World)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"Ethics in government has always been important to me."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Government, Ethics)

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

"I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

"UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Food, Children)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Rights)

"It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Name, Publicity, World)

"Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

"Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Being, Countries, Imprisonment, Murder, World)

"It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies."
- William Bennett
(Related: Government, Character, Future, Promise)

"The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Government, Republicans)

"Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Government, Being, Secrecy)

"No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Government, Power, Religion, Belief)

"I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government."
- Lloyd Bentsen
(Related: Government, Time, Career, Community, Learning, Scouting)

"In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Finance, Government)

"I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

"Every effort needs to be made to try and offset the costs of Katrina and Rita by reductions in other government programs, especially those that are wasteful, duplicative and ineffective."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Government, Effort, Needs)

"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man."
- William Beveridge
(Related: Government, Happiness, Peace, War, Glory, Man)

"Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Peace, Afghanistan, Military)

"The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Military)

"The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Opportunity, Progress, Dignity, Security)

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

"Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Change, Politics, Revolution)

"As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Government, Artist, Interest)

"Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Promises)

"My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, War, Mother, Strength, Months, Struggle)

"I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Life, Thought, People, Idea, Faces, Giving, states, United)

"Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Government, Women, Boys)

"When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Population)

"The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Economy, Nation, Population)

"It is a fact that governments tend to put in place policies and strategies in response to current scenarios."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Fact)

"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
(Related: Government, Right)

"I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Government, People, Country, Living, Network, Now, President, Right, Television, Vote)

"The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Government, War, Key, Terrorism)

"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, People, Duty, Press)

"In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, War, Newspapers, Vietnam)

"Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, Criticism, Free speech, Freedom, Press, Right)

"A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, Religion)

"The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, People, Fathers, Founding, Press, Protection, Secrets)

"Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, America, Entrepreneurs, Tax, Now, Reform, Unemployment)

"I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Life, Earth, Favorite, Nothing, President, Pretty, Will)

"Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Time, Focus)

"Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

"In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)

"Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Government, Children, Help, Job, Kids, May, Parents, Want)

"Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, Power, Party, Will)

"It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, Priorities)

"I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Government, War, Circumstances, Parliament, Support)

"The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

"I know that government doesn't have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Government, End, Poverty, Solution)

"I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Government, People, Cause, Challenge, Day, Difference, Effect, Job, World)

"The public is upset. If they haven't lost their job, they know somebody that has. If they haven't lost their house, they know somebody that has. What do you do? When something's wrong, it's government's job to fix it, it must be government that's responsible for causing it."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Government, Job, Public, Wrong)

"I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, People, End, Popular)

"I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Government, Children, Day, Despair, Faces, Forget, Parents, State, Victims)

"It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Government, Growth, Economy, Taxes, Theory)

"Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Government, Majority, Office, President)

"Taxpayers deserve a government that harnesses technology to better serve the people."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Government, Technology, People)

"In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Age, Government, Technology, Economy, Internet, State)

"In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Government, Day, Now, Party)

"So the only way we're going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Economy, Efficiency)

"But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Action, Democracy, Energy, Result)

"Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Day, First, Israel, Nation)

"The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Books, Crisis, End, Laws)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"I'm much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It's very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah... a parliamentary democracy, but I've always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Democracy, Instinct)

"I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Government, Lies)

"Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Government, Economy, Needs, Will)

"Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports. It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security. The federal government will never outsource our security."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Government, Security, Will)

"There is a need for more effective dialogue... between the government and the international community."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Government, Community)

"Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's home or business to benefit other individuals."
- Henry Bonilla
(Related: Business, Home)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity to locate targets and develop methods of attack that would make the most impact on the population, infrastructure, and governments of these areas."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Opportunity, Living, Population)

"There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Day, Nothing, Office, Waking)

"The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, People, Purpose, Force, Party, Property)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it, to take their money by force for your own needs, then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Money, Work, Force, Needs, Wrong)

"As a member of Congress, I believe it is the responsibility of those elected to represent the people at every level of government to ensure that our government works to ensure that every person who wants gainful employment has it."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Responsibility)

"Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

"People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Lie, People, Now, Politicians, Public, Right)

"The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, American, Public)

"The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Legal, Power, People, Support)

"There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Benefits)

"It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"It is one of the great tragedies of the US, that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government)

"If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government)

"If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans)

"It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it."
- James Bovard
(Related: Faith, Government, People, Friend, Blind, Country, Years)

"It is like we are obliged to assume that the government is only doing what it says it is doing."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government)

"Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Democracy, First, Law, Myth)

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

"Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians."
- Chester Bowles
(Related: Government, Politicians)

"The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Women, Government, Development, Denial, Rights, Prosperity, Wrong)

"As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Government, Conservative, Economy, Order, Play)

"Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

"If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: Government, Love, Lie, Cause, Crime, President, Prison)

"I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Government, Class, President)

"The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: American, Beliefs, Neutrality, Religious, Tradition)

"To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, Conviction, End, Law, May, Order)

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, People, Anarchy, Contempt, Example, Law, Man)

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Experience, Government, Liberty)

"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

"And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene."
- John Breaux
(Related: Government, Health, Education, Care, Help, Now, Play, Right, State, Trying, Washington)

"It is certainly not unrealistic to think we could have elections by mid-year 2004 and when a sovereign government is installed - my job here will be done."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Government, Elections, Job, Will)

"If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Privacy, Right)

"The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Government, Rights)

"Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Government)

"I mean those people who are interested in good government will certainly contribute in order to make certain there's some counter-balance to those whose interests in good government is less."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Government, People, Order, Will)

"The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Government, Rights, Human rights)

"The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession."
- John Bright
(Related: Government, Men, Parliament, Will)

"If you're going to have a public subsidy to education, vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it. They should result in some loosening up and privatization of the government school system."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Government, Education, Public, Result, School)

"I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Government, Action)

"Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

"There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Money, Nothing)

"As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Party, Vote)

"This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Government, America, Care, Man, President)

"The government is becoming the family of last resort."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Family, Government)

"I am neither a free-trade man, willing to collect all the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people, nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection when the Government does not need the money."
- Joseph E. Brown
(Related: Government, Money, People, Tax, Man, Protection)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"This year, we are going to take our government out of the hands of corporate special interests and put it back into the hands of Ohio families - where it belongs."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Government, Corporate)

"Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Government, Corruption, Party, Republicans)

"Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government. And they won."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Change, Food, Government, Rights, Safety, Security, Workers)

"It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Government, Time, Occupation, Religious)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice."
- Harry Browne
(Related: War, Government, Career, Choice, Misfortune, Poverty)

"You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad - in fact, to do anything it wants."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Government, Power, Fact, Giving)

"The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into or follow negotiations between his own government and that of the country to which he is accredited."
- David Bruce
(Related: Government, Country)

"The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

"Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Government, Conflict, Years)

"The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Government, Liberty, Tyranny)

"Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people's body."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Government, People, Body)

"I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Government, Work, People, Budgets, Trying, Washington)

"When we leave money in the hands of taxpayers, they buy things, they pay taxes, they grow government."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Government, Money, Taxes)

"One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Government, Court, Limits, Pornography, Speech)

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Government, Defense)

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Government, People, Boston, First, states, United, University)

"ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Government, Power, Christ, Countries, Europe)

"As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

"Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Women, Rights)

"We no longer have a free market in the United States, we have a government controlled free market."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Government, states, United)

"No company fails in communist China, because they're all partly owned by the government."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Government, Company)

"The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Successful, Present)

"With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Congress, Respect, states, United)

"The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Thought, Excitement)

"The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Prosperity)

"The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Banks, Community, Connection, Reality)

"In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Benefits, Community, Will)

"It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)

"Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Government, Ability, Crisis)

"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Government, Virtue, Act, Compromise, Enjoyment)

"Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Government, Nothing)

"This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

"People forget... that we structured it so that the government, or the people, would be repaid with a really good rate of return. And as it turns out, that aspect of TARP, that's what happened."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Forget)

"I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, Money, Country)

"Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, Murder)

"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

"But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Government, Money, Society, Caring, Responsibility, Weight)

"We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Faith, Government, Community, Needs, Questions)

"In fact, it is often times a detriment for the Government to preemptively legislate on an issue before we can either define it or grasp its impact."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Government, Fact)

"I stand for strict economy in governmental affairs."
- Harry F. Byrd
(Related: Economy)

"I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Government, Fear, Achievement, Hope, Congress, Despair, Today)

"The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, People, Problems, Promise, Temptation)

"We must care. We must all care. And while I am working, while the governments is working, so must the people also work."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Work, People, Care)

"The cooperation of government at its different levels is important and can only be achieved as long as the people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts and supportive of our goals."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, People, Goals, Chicago, Cooperation)

"But always I was a private citizen whose activities in government or political party were appointive."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, Party)

"If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, Country, Crisis, Energy, Now, Reason)

"But as important as the job to be done by government in the neighborhoods, the people must also be involved."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, People, Job)

"If all of us would require the same level of performance from ourselves as we expect from government, this city will forever be the city that works."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, Performance, Will)

"I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, First, Germany, Problems, states, United)

"I hope that the German people will never again make the mistake of believing that because the American people are peace-loving, they will sit back hoping for peace if any nation uses force or the threat of force to acquire dominion over other peoples and other governments."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Mistake, People, Hope, American, Force, Nation, Will)

"The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, Earth, Immortality)

"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."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, People, Majority)

"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Government, Power, People, Banks)

"The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Government, Day, Law, Legislation)

"From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies."
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Related: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

"The United States is not for democracy in Iraq, it's for setting up a puppet government."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Government, Democracy, Iraq, states, United)

"The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Government, Purpose, Potential)

"I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Government, Leadership, Opposition, Press)

"To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Chance, Exercise, Influence, Pride)

"For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Economy, Variety, Years)

"It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Income, Problems, Security, Training)

"On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Canada, Day, Reform)

"In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Doctors, Modesty, Right, Treatment)

"I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people, not the other way around."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: People, Needs)

"Government cannot and must not replace private initiative."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government)

"Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Meeting, Needs, Service, World, Years)

"But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Government, Marriage, God)

"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Government, Policy, Conscience, Nothing)

"Now the proposal is yet again another $150 billion before we start to think about a freeze. But $150 billion spent on more government programs; monies being created to direct and what kind of jobs that Washington thinks ought to be created. Come on. I mean there is a government that can help, and the government can also hurt."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, Being, Help, Hurt, Jobs, Now, Washington)

"People have to take responsibility for themselves. We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, People, Responsibility)

"I mean, the Obama position has been, 'We think government ought to be spending this money, not the people who earn it.'"
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, Money, People)

"Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Change, Government, Leadership, Power, People, Promise)

"You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Government, End, First, Revolution, Office, Universe, World)

"County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Business, Government, Performance)

"There are over 100 entities in the federal government that have something to do with homeland security."
- Andrew Card
(Related: Government, Security)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, People, Strategy, Conflict, Ending, Iraq, Rhetoric, Stability, Troops)

"In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, Power, Consideration, Constitution, Democracy)

"As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Government, Life, Financial, Goals, Retirement, Security, Want)

"I'm not against ratings per se. I think more information is always good. But I certainly don't think the government has to step in and set guidelines for how shows should be rated."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Government, Information)

"So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Government, Work, Choice, Oil, World, Years)

"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
(Related: Government, Wisdom, People, Symbol)

"There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Government, Conscience, Law)

"Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?"
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Government, Americans, Disaster)

"The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Government, Time, Public, Smile, World)

"Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Government, Wisdom, People, Right, Will)

"Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime."
- John Carter
(Related: Government, First, Opponents, Party, Public, Suspicion)

"I do think actually in this case the government does get credit for funding some of the basic research."
- Steve Case
(Related: Government, Credit, Research)

"The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Possibility, Rights, Influence)

"It might have been offset for us if the revenue from our own oil and natural gas that was just developing had been available to the Labor Government, but the oil revenues were just coming in when Labor fell in '79."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Government, Labor, Oil)

"Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Government, Policy, Example, Ideals, Problems)

"A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Government, Democrats, Republican, Republicans)

"In March of 1933 we witnessed a revolution in manner, in mores, in the definition of government. What before had been black or white sprang alive with color."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Government, Revolution, March)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, Canada, Cooperation, Police)

"If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Government, France, Nothing)

"This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

"There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Government, Control, Country, Nation, Spirit)

"We were not treated by our own government as proper human beings and consequently, some outsiders did not regard us as the same kind of humans as themselves."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Government)

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Government, Happiness, Men, Work, Opportunity, Office)

"Good government is the outcome of private virtue."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Government, Virtue)

"When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Government, Time, Machine)

"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Religion, Government, Christian, Liberty, Protection, Religious)

"Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Religion, Government, People, Concern, Measure, Order, Public, Safety, Support)

"Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Architecture, Government, Debate, Ethics, First, Needs, Today, World)

"Journalists are supposed to be skeptical, that's what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line, whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Government, Corporate)

"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)

"If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Finance, Time, Banks, Corporations, Investment, World)

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Government, Aristocracy, Democracy)

"I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity."
- Lee Child
(Related: Government, Censorship, Common sense, Sensitivity)

"I think the Chinese government is doing a great job right now."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Government, Job, Now, Right)

"Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)

"Having said that, I believe we must not compound the natural disaster of Katrina by creating a fiscal disaster in Congress - it is our duty to ensure that we reign in other government spending in any event, and especially in this time of national emergency."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Time, Congress, Disaster, Duty)

"I believe the only measure of government response shouldn't be how much we spend on a situation, but rather how well we spend."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Measure)

"The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn't take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Pet, Opportunity, Congress, Help, Needs, Projects, Tragedy)

"Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Ability, Act, Information, Planning, Understanding)

"Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

"And I just think that we're at a point in our economic life here in our state - and - and, candidly, across the country, where increased taxes is just the wrong way to go. The people of our state are not convinced that state government, county government, local government has done all they can with the money we already give them, rather than the money that we have before."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government, Life, Money, People, Country, State, Taxes, Wrong)

"Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?"
- Chris Christie
(Related: Change, Government, Trust, People, Question, Trouble, Wonder)

"Someone has to stay on the line and say, no, we can do this by cutting spending and reducing the size of government. That's what I was committed to doing."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government)

"Today we must make a pact with each other to end this reckless conduct with the people's government."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Government, People, End, Today)

"I went to government for making these changes. I remember a number of guys among these important figures."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government)

"I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government, Management)

"I am joining the government not from the academic position but from St. Petersburg city council."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government)

"During the election in 1989, there was the first Soviet election with alternative candidates to local government. I myself arranged special training for them."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government, First, Training)

"In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government, Time, First, Influence)

"These guys were the real owners of the country, and for them to discuss with this young guy who becomes a member of the government was absolutely unacceptable."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government, Country)

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Government, Democracy)

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Government, Home, Time, Country)

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Government, Power, People, Knowledge, Control, Information)

"It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Genius, Dependence, Independence)

"The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics and politicians in our country."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Government, Politics, Country, Politicians)

"When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Government, Desire, First, Mankind, Necessity)

"It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Government, Men, First, Liberty, Right)

"Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Government, Trust, People)

"The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, People, Support)

"Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, People, Support)

"He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, People, Care, Poor, Will)

"A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, Success, Intelligence, Morality, People, Interest, Justice)

"In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, People, Office, Presidency)

"Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, Peace, Communism)

"As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Today, Words)

"Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, People, American, Freedom, Internet, Nations)

"The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Cause, Common sense, Problems)

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

"I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Policy, Fact)

"The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, 'I'm going do this: France, you're getting the pipelines.'"
- George Clooney
(Related: Government, Deals, France, Running)

"What the F.D.I.C. does is to put the full faith and credit of the United States government behind every savings account in the nation, up to a limit that has changed over the years and stands now at $100,000."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Faith, Government, Credit, Nation, Now, states, United, Years)

"Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Government, Health, Authority, Care, Democrats, Giving, Reform)

"When the facilities of the government of the United States are drawn on an individual, it can be terrifying."
- Lee J. Cobb
(Related: Government, states, United)

"The problem to solve is, whether a single or a double government would be most advantageous; and, in considering that point, I am met by this difficulty - that I cannot see that the present form of government is a double government at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Difficulty, Present)

"This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Power, Company, Court, Oracle)

"I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)

"I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?"
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, England, Will)

"From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, War, Peace, Confidence, Proof, Security)

"I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)

"When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Americans, Iraq, June, May, Needs)

"After 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Congress, Taxes, Years)

"The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

"Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program, every individual, we are all going to have to sacrifice."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, America, Help)

"An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, Contracting, Information, Practice, Will)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Opportunity, Benefits, Help, Obligation, Today)

"We must be loyal to the forum of our government."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Government)

"I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz that the government should impose some sort of predetermined political balance on academic research."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Government, People, Argument, Balance, Research)

"I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated by the federal government. I can see through it... they can't pull the wool over my eyes, it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool over my eyes about the government."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Government, Eyes)

"A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens."
- John Coleman
(Related: American, Listening, Majority, Now)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors; two, facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Government, Hope, Nation, Security)

"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger."
- Confucius
(Related: Government)

"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it."
- Confucius
(Related: Government, Virtue, May, Stars)

"We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don't have the answer."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Government, Power, Law, Now, Question, Want)

"There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Government, People, Scotland, Wrong, Years)

"Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: May, Nations)

"The only possible role that I can see for reconciliation would be to make modest changes in the major package to improve affordability, to deal with what share of Medicaid expansion the federal government pays, those kinds of issues, which is the traditional role for reconciliation in health care."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Government, Health, Care)

"The realities of the modern global economy require government to play a substantial role in ensuring the national and economic security of the people."
- Matthew Continetti
(Related: Government, People, Economy, Play, Security)

"In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Care, Force, Illness, Nation, State, Workers, World)

"According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave."
- John Conyers
(Related: Government, Intention, Iraq, Majority, Military, Opinion)

"People don't place their trust in government or company pension plans; they have to be self-reliant."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Company, Self)

"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Government, Churches, Freedom, Wrong)

"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."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Government, People, Rights, states, United)

"Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Direction, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, states, United, Will)

"The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

"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 F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Government, State)

"All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Consequences, Force, Inequality)

"President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses despite a divided government."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Government, President)

"With our national savings rate well below one-percent, it is imperative that the government embrace innovative and cost-effective means of boosting personal savings."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Government)

"If you need to put your money in a safe and secure place and you want it to earn interest, Treasury bonds are safer than putting it in any bank as a deposit or putting it anywhere else, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Faith, Government, Money, Credit, Interest, states, United, Want)

"Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Family, Government, states)

"I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'"
- John Cornyn
(Related: Government, Experience, Laws, Nation, Open)

"Too often, Indian tribes are at the mercy of the shifting political winds of State government."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Government, Mercy, State)

"Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or "tax hikes" pass their lips."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Government, Abortion, Democrats, Taxes, Will, Words)

"Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Business, Government, Country, Today)

"We do not take away the powers of surveillance. We do not take away the right and the power of the government to go after those who would do us wrong."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Government, Power, Right, Wrong)

"I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Government, People, First, Rights, Privacy, Respect, Security)

"It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

"No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

"We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Opportunity, Doubt, Nations, Self, United, World)

"It is not yet too late for the Indian people to decide on rapid, ordered progress. I can assure them that the British people are as determined upon self-government for India as they are themselves."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: People, Progress, Self)

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

"Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, People, Chaos, Confusion)

"I don't want a lot of bureaucracy... I want to run state government the same way we run a campaign - efficient, effective and victorious."
- Charlie Crist
(Related: Government, Bureaucracy, State, Want)

"Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Government, Democracy, May, Popular)

"I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Government, Sheep, Wood)

"Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Nation)

"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot."
- George Crook
(Related: Government, Politics, First, Laws)

"If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government."
- George Crook
(Related: Faith, Government, Nature, Will, Wrong)

"I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Politics, Nothing, Surprises)

"New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Time, Boss, Performance, Blush, Corruption, Disgrace, Now, State, Taxes)

"The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Development, Job)

"I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Inspiration, Public, Service)

"The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, People, Act, Independence, Obligation, Right, State)

"The government gave me enough money to go to acting school."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Government, Money, Acting, School)

"We are laying the foundations of a government, which we hope may outlast the Pyramids."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, Hope, May)

"Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Virtue, Forget, Gentlemen, Republican)

"Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, People, Acceptance, Constitution, Rights, states)

"I learned running the government for the Presidency, which I always thought was difficult, is even more difficult than I thought."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Government, Thought, Presidency, Running)

"I think governments are the cancer of civilization."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Civilization, Cancer)

"If your government had given me a thousandth of the sum it spent to depose me, I could have won that war."
- Bao Dai
(Related: Government, War)

"Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?"
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Government, Perfection)

"Good government is good politics."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Government, Politics)

"I'm one who demands a lot from people. I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government. That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Will, Years)

"I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Creativity, Philosophy)

"I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago is that it's a metropolitan area. I've said that everywhere. The uneducated child is not just my problem, it's the state's problem. It's also the federal government's problem."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Chicago, Problems, State)

"Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Money, Policy, Debt, Democrats, Republicans)

"Why should a city be mandated to do something by the federal government or state government without the money to do it?"
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Money, State)

"As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion."
- Judge Dalzell
(Related: Government, Internet, Protection, Speech)

"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

"We say that anytime budgets are balanced and an ample savings account has been set aside, government should just stop collecting taxes. Better to leave that money in the pockets of those who earned it, than to let it burn a hole, as it always does, in the pockets of government."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Money, Budgets, Taxes)

"We believe that government works for the benefit of private life, and not the other way around."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Life)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"Our morbidly obese federal government needs not just behavior modification but bariatric surgery."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Behavior, Needs)

"Government does not create jobs, it only creates the conditions that make jobs more or less likely."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Jobs)

"Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Money, Time, Growth, Energy, Years)

"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

"You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized. If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate or some official paper from the government, you have to travel to the city."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Travel, Government, People)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won't happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won't."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Business, Government, Tax, Present)

"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)

"You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Government, Mom, Dream, American, First, Growing up, Help, Living, Proof)

"Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against the federal government that has dropped the ball, that is in bed with these energy companies, that wants them to make more money than they've made before."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Government, Money, People, Bed, Energy, Fight)

"I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Government, People, Building, Conservation, Energy, Plants)

"As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Government, Communication, Country, Information, Laws, Security)

"This is government. There is no entertainment."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Government, Entertainment)

"I'd love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it - and here's the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn't in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it."
- Mark Davis
(Related: Government, Love, Constitution, Want)

"Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Canada, Religious)

"The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Economy, Engineering, Land, Past, Years)

"I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

"Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party... unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Parliament, Party)

"It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Army, Blood, Community, Worth)

"It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Policy, Strength, Cause, Israel, Weakness)

"If the economy is strained, then Social Security, like the rest of the government, will be, too."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Government, Economy, Rest, Security, Will)

"In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter worked to make the Federal Government more competent and compassionate and more responsive to the American people."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Government, People, American, President, Years)

"Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Enemy, Iraq, National security, Resolution, Troops)

"A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Force, Responsibility, Self, Troops)

"Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Development, Commitment, Country, Security, Troops)

"Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, Women, Abortion, Planning, State, Will)

"I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government, Constitution, Job, states, United)

"I am the Federal Government."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government)

"I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government, Church, Constitution, Separation, State, Will)

"This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments."
- Jacques Delors
"The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Job, Laws)

"If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more."
- Jacques Delors
"Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Money, Freedom, Want, Will)

"Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Liberty, Now, Today)

"We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications - government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, Court, Gain, Privacy)

"With those people, I'm very far apart, because I believe that government access to communications and stored records is valuable when done under tightly controlled conditions which protect legitimate privacy interests."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, People, Privacy)

"The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer's government."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Government, states, United)

"I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Government, Men, Power, Women, Idiots)

"The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie."
- George Deukmejian
(Related: Government, Lie, Difference, Golf)

"Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows."
- Bernard Devoto
(Related: Government, People, Congress, Race)

"No government is here forever. And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business - doing good for the environment."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Business, Government, Society, Environment, Fact, Force)

"These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Forgiveness, Debt)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Popular, states, United)

"During the past 30 years, European governments have provided more than $15 billion in the form of low- and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose of developing new aircraft lines."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Purpose, Past, Years)

"Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

"We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not, and the Federal Government backed it, but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant. And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Government, Time, Money)

"That fatal drollery called a representative government."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Government)

"No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Government, Opposition)

"The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Day, Kings, Present)

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Government, Conservative, Hypocrisy)

"In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Life, People, Fact, Relationships, State)

"As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Government, History, People, Hope, Country, Effort, Help, Will)

"Our ports are a vital link in national security and it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale to the United Arab Emirates government."
- Joe Donnelly
(Related: Government, National security, United)

"The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Government, People, Policy, End, Fact, Giving, Months)

"When businesses face tough times, one of the first items they cut is overhead expenses. The government should do the same."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Government, First)

"The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Government, Constitution, Right, Silence)

"The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Government, People, Constitution)

"Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters."
- Alexander Downer
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Tradition, Want, Years)

"From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars, We're making state government smaller, smarter, more efficient, and more accountable."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Government, State)

"I am not about to let the people who so mismanaged the state budget now try to manage local government."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Government, People, Now, State)

"To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government - the realisation of the will of the people."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Government, People, Will)

"The media is comparable to government-probably passes government in raw power."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Government, Power, Media)

"Why is this government so insensitive to the concerns of the middle-class people?"
- Gilles Duceppe
(Related: Government, People)

"Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests."
- David Duke
(Related: Government, Goal, American, Media, Race, Separation)

"Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Government, Violence)

"If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing, they should send that money to the school system."
- Robert Duncan
(Related: Government, Money, School, Schools)

"Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Death, Government, Marriage)

"Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle."
- Will Durant
(Related: Government, Excess)

"We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Government, End, Fascism, Republican)

"No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Government, Power, Fascism)

"I would much rather see responsibilities exercised by individuals than have them imposed by the government."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government)

"What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Importance, Press, Saying, Thinking)

"Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Evolution, Rights)

"As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Freedom, Internet)

"The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Government)

"No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Government, American, Criticism)

"The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Government, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Funny, Government, Actions, Rights, Human rights)

"My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: People, Islam, Rights, Name)

"Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Men, Rejection, Routine, Tragedy)

"Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today - and longed for them tomorrow."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Time, Today, Tomorrow)

"My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Government, Power, Goal, State, states)

"Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Bosses, Democracy, Dictators, Ideals, State, Will)

"Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Government, Control)

"We're one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing."
- Paul R. Ehrlich
(Related: Government, Attention)

"We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Government, Obligation, Safety)

"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Government, Land, Law, Laws, Nothing, Respect)

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Government, Influence, Military, Potential, Will)

"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
(Related: Peace, People, Want)

"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Want)

"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

"Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Government, Wit)

"A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Money, Government, Goal)

"Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That's a pretty good rule."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Lie, Nothing, Pretty)

"The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Government, Time, Connection, Machines, states, United)

"I expect my next job to be outside government."
- John Engler
(Related: Government, Job)

"Lets tell young people the best books are yet to written; the best painting, the best government the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
- John Erskine
(Related: Government, People, Books, Painting)

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)

"As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Government, Environment, President, Will)

"In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Government, Conformity, Direction, Results, Summer, Washington)

"The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Government, Money, Difference)

"What I object to the current government intervention in so-called 'solving the crisis', they haven't solved anything. They've just postponed it."
- Marc Faber
(Related: Government, Crisis)

"I am a partisan and artisan of Europe. But I draw the lessons of my experience in government."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Experience, Government, Europe)

"We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Men, Life, Money, Accidents, Value, Worth)

"Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government."
- Sam Farr
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Acceptance, Principles)

"I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Government, Power, Care, Restraint, Want)

"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

"It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Government, Hope, Americans, Research, Will)

"The United States has some people in Europe with whom we disagree on this matter and a large number of people in Europe, including governments in Europe, with whom we agree."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: People, Europe, states, United)

"The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Purpose, Mouse, Weapons)

"If all goes well, the Iraqis are going to have a country that's going to have a representative government and will be at peace with its neighbors and in the region."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Peace, Country, Neighbors, Will)

"What the UN inspectors can do is demonstrate to the world, help the Iraqi government demonstrate to the world that the Iraqis are cooperatively disarming if that is in fact what the Iraqi government decides to do."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Fact, Help, World)

"There have been linkages between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda going back more or less a decade."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government)

"The key to making the inspections work is the Iraqi government making the crucial decision that because of the international pressure Iraq has to disarm itself."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Work, Decision, Iraq, Key, Pressure)

"I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country."
- Morton Feldman
(Related: Government, Compliments, Country, Painting, Want)

"Increased government spending can provide a temporary stimulus to demand and output but in the longer run higher levels of government spending crowd out private investment or require higher taxes that weaken growth by reducing incentives to save, invest, innovate, and work."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Government, Work, Growth, Investment, Taxes)

"Censorship is advertising paid by the government."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Government, Advertising, Censorship)

"Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Government, Bombs, states, United)

"An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs. Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job?"
- Tina Fey
(Related: Government, Women, Afghanistan, Job, Man)

"The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Children, May, Parents, Right, Running)

"Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Thought, Policy, Years)

"Everybody wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes."
- Werner Finck
(Related: Government)

"Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Government, Now, Priorities, Right, Wonder, Wrong)

"But ours was intended to be a citizen government. It is what of, by and for the people means. And when our most important issue in California is the creation of jobs, I think it's quite helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate or in the governor's seat who actually knows where jobs come from."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Government, People, Creation, Jobs, Senate)

"A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Government, Beginning, Question, Security)

"U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Government, Policy, Being, Question)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"Our government shouldn't tell us where to travel and where not to travel."
- Jeff Flake
(Related: Government, Travel)

"The greatest threat to the security of the people of North Korea comes from the government of North Korea."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Government, People, Security)

"Government cannot do everything, so we need to first decide what government ought to be doing, then figure out what it's capable of doing, and then follow the jobs we choose to completion."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Government, Completion, First, Jobs)

"State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Government, Progress, Poverty, State)

"I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha.'"
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Government, State)

"A government of, for and by the people, requires much from the people."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Government, People)

"The only result of our present system - unless we reverse the drift - must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Government, Present, Result)

"Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Government, Mistake, People, American, Country, Enemy, Party)

"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, People, American, Elderly, Future, Poverty, Security)

"A government operates and acts differently than a company. So all we want to do is get some transparency here and then determine if the deal should go forward."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Government, Company, Want)

"Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Information, Security, states, United)

"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Values, Environment, Freedom, Trying)

"There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Life, Money, Power, People, Control, Result, Will)

"The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Health, Care, Cure, Freedom, Today)

"The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, People, Dream, American, Freedom, Loss)

"The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Strength, Force, Ideology, Losing)

"Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, People, Laws)

"There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Mother, Father, Children, Commitment)

"Truth is the glue that holds government together."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, Truth)

"Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, Men, Constitution, Laws)

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, Want)

"If you are born into a family below the national median income, we provide you with an additional $500, and for every contribution made to a child's account below the national median income, we match it dollar for dollar - the federal government will."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Income, Will)

"It is not safe in the republican form of government that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason. It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Government, Reason, Republican)

"Vetting and verifying information is one thing. Having our government sending out conflicting messages to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, American, Conflict, Information)

"We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, People, National security, Responsibility, Safety)

"One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, Time, People, American, Disaster, Potential, Responsibility)

"New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a national security liability."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Government, Mistake, National security, Self)

"Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Government, Culture, Projects)

"China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Forgiveness, Government, Idea, Apparel, Banks, Manipulation, states, Trade, United)

"No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
- Anatole France
(Related: Government, God, Chance, Press, Want, Will)

"But here too it should be noted that the President's approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Government, First, Osama bin laden, President, Surrender)

"The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Government, Discipline, Police)

"There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Government, People, Dishonesty)

"If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Constitution, Destruction, Military, states, United, Will)

"If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)

"Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Design, Government, Creation, Years)

"The government's objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers."
- Peter Fraser
(Related: Education, Government, Ability, Country, Right)

"The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Work, People)

"The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Depression, Economy, Unemployment)

"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Architecture, Government, Science, Civilization, Agriculture, Literature, Painting)

"The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Internet, Taxes, Will)

"The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Solution)

"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Civilization, Order, Self, Theory, World)

"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Nothing)

"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government)

"Governments never learn. Only people learn."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People)

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Years)

"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, People, Want)

"Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Work, Energy)

"The American people expect and deserve a government that works and leaders who work together."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Government, Work, People, American, Leaders)

"As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Government, Victory, Regret)

"We have shown, given these last three years, that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists. While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Fighting, First, Years)

"The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Government, Trust, Idea, Vietnam)

"The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Government, Family, Military, Trying, World)

"I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated by the British Government; I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Faith, People, Government)

"It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Government, Goals, State)

"When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Exercise)

"Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Government, Majority, Prejudice, Tyranny)

"It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Government, Hope, Future, Will)

"As a former mayor, I know that local governments must have control over land use decisions."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Control, Decisions, Land)

"I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Government, Music, Idea, Ideas)

"It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Government, Respect)

"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Government, May)

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Duty)

"All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Wisdom, People, Folly)

"We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope... But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Government, Women, Hope, Being, Wrong)

"I'm wondering if they haven't reported all the people with MS, because if all of the cases were reported, the government would have to step in and give more financial aid to us."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Government, People, Financial)

"The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, Purpose, Gold, Value, Want, World)

"Formerly government was the responsibility of people; now people were the responsibility of government."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, People, Now, Responsibility)

"If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, Name, states, United, Words)

"Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Action, Climate, Climate change)

"Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme - the details are still to be decided - and that's an encouraging sign."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Encouraging, State)

"You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Government, Power, People, Rights)

"Look at Mexico. We need to make that government better and end the corruption. If people have a better life in their country, they won't come over here."
- Tony Garza
(Related: Government, Life, People, Corruption, Country, End)

"In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship."
- Tony Garza
(Related: Friendship, Government, People, Name, President, states, United, Want)

"There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long, underestimate the risks, want to do too little. And it ultimately gets away from them, and they end up spending more money, causing much more damage to the economy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Money, Financial, Economy, End, Want)

"We will not support returning Fannie and Freddie to the role they played before conservatorship, where they fought to take market share from private competitors while enjoying the privilege of government support."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Government, Privilege, Support, Will)

"The government can help, but we need to make this transition now to a recovery led by private investment, private."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Government, Help, Investment, Now)

"I personally believe that there's going to be a good case for the government preserving some type of guarantee to make sure that people have the ability to borrow to finance a house even in a very damaging recession. I think there's going to be a good case for that."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Finance, Government, People, Ability)

"Financial crises require governments."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial)

"So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything, but I still do. I write books, lecture around the world, work with scientists and governments."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Work, Books, Scientists, World)

"Today 23 years ago dear Grandmama died. I wonder what she would have thought of a Labour Government."
- King George V
(Related: Government, Thought, Today, Wonder, Years)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians."
- Geronimo
(Related: Government, Soldiers)

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
- Elbridge Gerry
(Related: People, Army, Rights, Liberty, Order)

"Governments, of course, can - and do - soak the rich."
- Paul Getty
"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Government, Present, Ridicule, World)

"To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: Government, Work, Performance, Poor, Waste)

"They're after one world religion and one world government. That's why they've attacked the Catholic Church so strongly, to ultimately take control over it by their doctrine."
- Hutton Gibson
(Related: Religion, Government, Control, Church, Doctrine, World)

"The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Fact, Founding, states, United)

"Americans in all places and levels of government have begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare ourselves from future threats, including the latest weapon: bio-terror."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Americans, Future)

"It is time we passed a balanced budget amendment and return this government to limited spending."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Time)

"We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Work, Houses, Jobs, Learning, Responsibility)

"The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Time, Truth, Corruption, Country)

"Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Honesty, Chicago, President, Theft)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Friend, Cruelty, Ireland, Stupidity, Years)

"It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Government, People, Duty, Right, Wrong)

"Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Government, Home, First)

"I don't think we can go back to the old days. But I think that what the government needs to do is it needs to make sure that the pricing is fair, that you don't have monopolies out there, so that people don't have a chance to compete fairly."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Government, People, Chance, Needs, Old)

"Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Conscience, Evil, Forget, Mankind)

"Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Education, Will)

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
- Joseph Goebbels
(Related: Government, Play, Press)

"Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(Related: Government)

"The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Government)

"Anyone who thinks you can pay $3,100 to the federal government and thinks you can get that money back completely in services - like I said - he may go to M-I-T but he is an N-U-T."
- Louie Gohmert
(Related: Government, Money, May)

"No, if there is an aspect of the executive branch of the government that needs looking at, I'm liable to be called in to look at it. But I'm not the only one."
- Bill Goldberg
(Related: Government, Needs)

"The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Government, Democracy, Disaster, Nations, United)

"The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Government, Act, Tax, Income)

"If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Government, Politics, Women, Drinking)

"There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Example, Information, Protection)

"I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Society, Actions, Media, Respect)

"The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government."
- Amy Goodman
(Related: Government, Power, Balance, Democracy, Job, Media)

"War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters."
- Amy Goodman
(Related: Government, War)

"We enter the government essentially in a hotel that is on fire. We're throwing people from the windows into the pool to save their lives and this is the evaluation of the Olympic diving committee: Well, the splash was too big."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Government, People, Fire, Windows)

"The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that "Popery" when encouraged by government has always been dangerous to the liberties of the people."
- Lord George Gordon
(Related: Government, People)

"A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government."
- Al Gore
(Related: Government, Law, President)

"It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate - to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Government, Policy, Idea, Help, Senate)

"Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of landed property to be divided, large estates, crown lands, government land, and the estates held by the monasteries."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Government, Land, Property, Russia)

"I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
- Katherine Graham
(Related: Government, Democracy, Press, Secrets)

"There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
- Katherine Graham
(Related: Government, Democracy, Press, Public, Secrets)

"Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Car, Government, Father, People, Vietnam)

"The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Government, Healthcare, Old, Washington)

"Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Government, Reality, Solution)

"Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Government, People, Growth)

"Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat; I talk about the suckers and the mugs. It's the same thing."
- Graham Greene
(Related: People, Talk)

"The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Government, Time, Laws)

"I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Government, Society)

"The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Act, Choices, Now, Problems, Promises, Will)

"If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that represent this stimulus package are going to be small compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Economy, Loss, Numbers)

"Actually, I have been very supportive of a very robust stimulus package from day one. I think this economy has to have a major stimulus initiative because the only group with liquidity is the federal government."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Day, Economy)

"It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Business, Government, Environment, Jobs)

"A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity."
- George Grenville
(Related: Government, Dignity, Temper)

"I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize, whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been, officially, that Serbia would receive no support; and what I had said must influence the German Government to take the matter seriously."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Government, Influence, Russia, Support)

"In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria, the German Government, who had been supporting the Austrian demand on Serbia, should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands, under the threat of Russian mobilization."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Government, Effect, Russia)

"This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country."
- George Grey
(Related: Government, Brazil, Country, Destruction, Evil, Now, State)

"As long as I had easy access to psychedelics at the government-sponsored research project, most of my energy went into psychedelic sessions."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Government, Energy, Project, Research)

"Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails to fulfill its obligations."
- Martin L. Gross
(Related: Government)

"And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Design, Government, Agreement, End, First, News)

"The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, American, Danger, Detail, Media, Months)

"The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism brought together by the U.S. government might be able to advance the transition from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, Law, Order, Terrorism)

"After September 11, the European governments have completely failed. They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests."
- Jurgen Habermas
"Our fumbling government's response since Beirut - during both Republican and Democratic administrations - has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Government, Republican)

"We now have a political process, we've had a period of parties that have been fighting each other quite literally with bombs and bullets, talking to each other, and having sat together in the assembly and sharing government with each other."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Government, Bombs, Fighting, Now, Sharing, Talking)

"The big missing part of the jig-saw is to get the assembly back up and running here in Northern Ireland, to get shared government back in business, that is my objective, and we await the IRA statement to see if this will trigger a new dawn."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Government, Business, Dawn, Ireland, Running, Will)

"People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income."
- Robert Half
(Related: Government, People, Income, Taxes)

"The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Character, Country)

"Come to find out, the Russians were never afraid of the Americans. They weren't raised with the terror that we were by our government. I was struck by how our government misled us for so many years."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Government, Americans, Terror, Years)

"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Government, Men, Control, Difficulty, First, Lies)

"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Government, Justice, Man, Reason, Will)

"Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Government, Neutrality)

"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Government, Desire, Tyranny)

"Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Work, People)

"But in the end our government usually - not unfailingly - is responsive to the people; and usually - not always - will try to do what is right."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Government, People, End, Right, Will)

"We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: American, Countries, Democracy, Law, Support)

"When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Government, American, President, Talking, World)

"My politics are of a practical kind - the integrity of the country, the supremacy of the Federal government, an honorable peace, or none at all."
- Winfield Scott Hancock
(Related: Politics, Government, Peace, Country, Integrity)

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies... if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: People, Enemies, Enemy, Order, Will)

"The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Business, Government, Help, Interest)

"Governments must give to all those who have hit life's hurdles the chance to rebuild and have a future."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Life, Chance, Future)

"The Lebanese people voted this time for change. So they are not satisfied with the actual situation. They want to see a new government. They want to see a new vision."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Time, Change, Government, People, Vision, Want)

"On the other hand, we have in Israel, an Israeli government which has been elected by the Israeli people. Their political agenda is not for peace. They are from the camp anti-peace."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Israel)

"And on the other hand, we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Government, Leader)

"There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues - and, as a result, nobody went to see those films."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Finance, Government, People, Result)

"A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Government, Money, Film)

"The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government)

"The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Leader, Obligation, Opposition, Parliament, Reason)

"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Business, Development, Corporate, Country, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Concern, Security)

"What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time, is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in the House of Commons to get them to support it."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Time, Support)

"We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Country, Opposition, Parliament, Responsibility, Support)

"It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Obligation, Support)

"If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Work, People, Minority, Parliament, Want)

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Canada, Opinion)

"First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Leader, First, Forget, Opposition, Responsibility)

"I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Abortion, Alliance, Legislation)

"I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government)

"This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Government, Being, Concern, Now, Russia, Spirit)

"No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Government, Love, People, Labor, Land, Respect)

"Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Nothing, Principles)

"I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free."
- William Henry Harrison
"I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Feeling, Poor)

"I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Poor)

"All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Poor)

"The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, - three departments of government."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, People, England, Participation)

"The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Growth, Laws, Now)

"In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Trade)

"More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: England)

"In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Present, states)

"If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets."
- Gary Hart
(Related: Government, Want)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: People, Arguments, Poor)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism. Instead of solving their problems, the government is trying to suppress the people by force."
- Sheikh Hasina
(Related: Government, People, Force, Police, Problems, Trying)

"After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years, the government has no moral authority to stay in power."
- Sheikh Hasina
(Related: Government, Power, Authority, Terror, Years)

"You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that's a problem. It's a fiscal problem for us."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Commitment, Want)

"The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Control, Congress, Debate, Internet, Public, Trying)

"Just like families must live within their budgets, the Federal Government must live within its means. We have passed appropriations bills that have been fiscally responsible while recognizing our national priorities."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Budgets, Priorities)

"In 2001, Congress passed much needed tax relief to allow Americans to keep more of their hard earned money and spend it as they see fit - rather than how the federal government sees fit."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Government, Money, Americans, Congress, Tax)

"The Federal government does not have any information about extraterrestrial life to conceal, and there are no secret projects for me to investigate."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Government, Life, Information, Projects)

"Vigilant and effective antitrust enforcement today is preferable to the heavy hand of government regulation of the Internet tomorrow."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Government, Internet, Today, Tomorrow)

"I am extremely proud of my service with the government and my efforts to help safeguard public health and protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Health, Country, Help, Public, Service)

"All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Life, Americans, Freedom, Media, Press, Responsibility, Speech, Value)

"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Government, Military, Words)

"There is no doubt that this government and this country are benefiting from the reforms that we brought in the 1980s, and that couldn't have been done without the co-operation of the trade union movement."
- Bob Hawke
(Related: Government, Country, Doubt, Trade)

"I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies."
- Bob Hawke
(Related: Government, Management, Economics, Enemies, Thinking)

"What we are missing, utterly and completely, in this government is accountability."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Government)

"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Government, Dependence, Fact, Freedom, Voting)

"I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: History, Exaggeration, Gain, Inflation)

"A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Equality, Government)

"With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Business, Information, Internet)

"The Internet was developed in large part by U.S. government research funding to develop new communications networks, starting with a network created by the Department of Defense."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Government, Defense, Internet, Network, Research)

"Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Education, Authority, End, Liberal, Rest, Schools, State, Support)

"The American people are not just being taxed to death; they're being taxed after death. But, no one should have to sell the life's work of a parent or a loved one just to pay the federal government."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Government, Work, Death, People, Life, American, Being)

"Even to me, as I was trying to tell the government what had happened, it just didn't seem to matter."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Government, Trying)

"Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Principles)

"The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone."
- Robert Heilbroner
(Related: Government, Capitalism, Class, Cure)

"You can expect to find these four priorities - education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families - woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Government, Work, Education, Decisions, Efficiency, Future, Priorities, Protection, State, Vitality, Will)

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Government, Church, End, Forbidden, May, Motives, Oppression, Result, Tyranny)

"The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Government, Sense, Universe)

"I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Government, War)

"Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Government, War)

"Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Government, Society, Choice, Conservatism, Liberals)

"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Faith, Family, Government, Freedom, Traditions, Want)

"A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Government, People, Duty)

"No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Government, Ideology)

"We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Men, Government, Man)

"If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Government, Impossibility, Practice, Today)

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Government, Popular, Sense, Will)

"When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Government, People, America, American, Army, Freedom, Rights, Lying, Old, President, Today, Years)

"We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Government, Growth, Labor, Service)

"The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Government, Leadership, Jobs, Labor, Open, President, Public)

"While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court, we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local governments from unfairly taking property from landowners."
- Stephanie Herseth
(Related: Congress, Court, Property)

"Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Government, War, Being, Fight, Teaching)

"Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Government, Liberalism, Protest, Trifles)

"Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this. In my view, there are any number of areas of government which tax money should not be spent."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Art, Government, Money, Tax)

"In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Government, Film, Fire, President, Years)

"And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Government, Work, Mothers, Now, Reform, Welfare)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing with people who are very unhappy. Soup has been spilled on their laps, they've waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave, and you learn how to listen, I think, in a much more proactive way than government does."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Government, Time, People, Restaurants)

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Government, Corporations)

"And that's how I wrote to NICAP, but then later, just very soon after that, like three weeks later, we started getting phone calls from government agents."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Government)

"So actually we didn't have any contacts with UFO organizations. It was all strictly government."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Government)

"Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Business, Government, Women, Entrepreneurs, Promise)

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People, Fortune)

"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People)

"There can, therefore, be no doubt that Presbyterians do carry out the principle that Church power vests in the Church itself, and that the people have a right to a substantive part in its discipline and government."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Power, People, Discipline, Church, Doubt, Right)

"The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Society, Church, Laws, Self, State)

"The right of the people to a substantive part in the government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned by the apostles in almost every conceivable way."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, People, Church, Right)

"She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood."
- Simon Hoggart
(Related: Government, History, Childhood, Country, First)

"While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes; recent Government reports indicate that one in every three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity, which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Children, Obesity, Will)

"For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Energy, states, Years)

"Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens' access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Opportunity, Development)

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

"Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Government, Men)

"Through a blog, an ordinary citizen such as myself can use the Internet, this thing invented by Albert Gore, to talk from my house to the U.S. capital and to make use of my right to point out to government officials and to the media when they are wrong."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, Internet, Media, Right, Talk, Wrong)

"A short exposure to the convention convinced me that the Internet may save the Democracy in that it is a way for the people, for the citizens, to have some direct influence on the government."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Democracy, Influence, Internet, May)

"Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Reform, Talking)

"But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Bribery, Justice, Will)

"It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Business, Government)

"If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Government, End, Law)

"When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Government, People, Honor, Morals)

"Who knows? Maybe my life belongs to God. Maybe it belongs to me. But I do know one thing: I'm damned if it belongs to the government."
- Arthur Hoppe
(Related: Government, Life, God)

"Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor."
- Samuel Horsley
(Related: Education, Government, May, Neglect, Poor, Safety)

"The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Government, Education, Health, Development, Approval, Parliament, Public, Support)

"The East Timorese government does not believe that we should consider compensation for the victims because there are tens of thousands of people who were, in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Government, People, Victims, Violence)

"The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: People, Competence, Countries, Credibility, Integrity)

"The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Education, Government, Knowledge, Benefits, Community)

"I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that."
- John Howard
(Related: Time, Government, Fact, Mind, Running, State)

"So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Enemies, Example, Killing, Will)

"I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Government, Democrats, Ownership, Republicans)

"The fact is, my friends, most Americans don't want more government. They want less government."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Government, Americans, Fact, Friends, Want)

"The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Government, Home, First)

"For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Government, Committee, Ethics, Lawyers, President, Republican, Service)

"There is no greater responsibility resting upon peoples and governments everywhere than to make sure that enduring peace will this time - at long last - be established and maintained."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, Time, Responsibility, Will)

"Government cannot be all things to all people."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Government, People)

"The government is best which makes itself unnecessary."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Government)

"Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches."
- David Hume
(Related: Government, People, Will)

"The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity."
- John Hume
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Ireland, Irish, Majority, United, Unity)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Government, Life, Children, Dawn, Elderly, Shadows, Twilight)

"The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Government)

"Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Government, Time, People, Blame, Consequences, Decisions, Right, Sharing)

"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

"I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Government, Development, Country, Party, Republican)

"I may be wrong in that, but not I think in putting the questions. In our modern democracy the government needs not a unanimous but a general support for war before it orders our forces to fight."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Government, War, Democracy, Fight, May, Needs, Questions, Support, Wrong)

"I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Government, Money)

"Here in the UK the government has decided to accept the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force to measure and make targeted reductions in the administrative costs - the red tape costs - that regulations impose on business."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Government, Force, Measure)

"One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Government, Office, Post)

"I am against government by crony."
- Harold L. Ickes
(Related: Government)

"We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Government, People, American, Friends, states, United, Want)

"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Democracy, Obvious)

"A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Blessings, Nation)

"NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track record of selecting education projects through a rigorous, careful and competitive process that draws on a wide variety of experts from outside government."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Education, Government, Experts, Projects, Variety)

"IT may be proper to observe further, that this Duty is not confined to those who live under any one particular Form of Government: It extends to the Subjects of all regular States, lawfully established."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Duty, May, states)

"To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Happiness, Wisdom, Duty)

"THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Duty, Fame, Interest, Security)

"That some Forms of Government are preferable to others, cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour, nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government)

"South Dakota is a great state because of its values, not because of dependence on government."
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Government, Values, Dependence, State)

"Things are difficult enough about Iraq without the Federal Government suppressing the truth about Iraq."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Government, Truth, Iraq)

"Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Government, Disaster)

"I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Government, Christmas, Frustration, Santa claus)

"It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Business, Money, Politics, Power, Government, People, American, Care, Corruption, Crime, Fact, Order, Party)

"Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage; doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Religion, Government, Americans, Religious)

"Research and development needs permanent tax credits to build the technology that spurs our growth. But no government programs alone can get America's students to study more science and math; parents must push and help their children to meet this goal."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Government, Science, Technology, Development, Goal, Growth, America, Children, Tax, Help, Needs, Parents, Research, Students, St)

"Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Government, Freedom, Rights, Property)

"I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Government)

"So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!"
- Eddie Izzard
(Related: Government, American, Americans, Native Americans, President, Years)

"And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Government, Work, Giving, Race, Stress)

"I think serving your government is the greatest thing in the world."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Government, World)

"But I do know this: that the two and a half years that I've been at HUD, I am absolutely convinced that some of the best workers in the world are in Federal Government."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Government, Workers, World, Years)

"Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Money, Power, Public, states, Will)

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government)

"It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Power, Constitution, Laws, Practice, President, states, United)

"Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Fear, Virtue, Confidence, Despair, Majority, Result)

"I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Feelings, Body, Principles, Republican, Simplicity)

"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, People, Conscience, Rights, Liberty, Press, Property, Will, Worth)

"Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Men, Power, Democracy, Race)

"We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Determination, Beginning, Economy, Income, Necessity)

"There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government)

"The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Power, Government, People)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)

"For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, Media)

"Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Government, War, Vietnam, Words)

"The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Dreams, Government, Right, Surrender)

"It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair rather than Michael Howard should form the next government."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Government, Country, Interest)

"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Government, Error)

"I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Government)

"I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Government, America)

"Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, America, Rights)

"Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Genocide, Law)

"There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?"
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Government, People, Justice, Question, Will)

"The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Government, War, Survival, Fighting, World)

"My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, Father, Friends, Teachers)

"The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy. The government was a body elected by universal suffrage."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, Body, Democracy, First, Paris)

"In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, War, Economy, Exasperation, World, World war)

"After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, War, Class, Resentment, World, World war)

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Life, Happiness, Care, Destruction, First)

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Spirit)

"The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, First, Misery, Office)

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, War, Rights, Mankind, Open, Republican)

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Progress, Gain, Liberty, Yield)

"That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Man)

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

"So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Wisdom, Intentions)

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People)

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Liberty, Tyranny)

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Newspapers)

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)

"A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Government, Improvement, Labor)

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Men, Improvement, Labor)

"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People, Rights, Rest)

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Americans, Care, Future)

"I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Friend)

"Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Conquest, Principles)

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Truth, Error, Needs, Support)

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History, Reading, Results)

"No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Press, Will)

"History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, History)

"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People)

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Experience, Government, Power, Time, Tyranny)

"The government has once again made the right socially acceptable."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Government, Right)

"It was not my intention whatsoever for the Japanese government to try to get me out of trouble. And I really appreciate the Japanese government for all they have done for me."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: Government, Intention, Trouble)

"We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Government, Time, Revolution)

"The weather is like the government, always in the wrong."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Government, Weather, Wrong)

"While the government can tell you that I am an innocent man, the government's letter cannot give me back my good name or my reputation."
- Richard Jewell
(Related: Government, Man, Name, Reputation)

"As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, Communication, State)

"First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, People, Country, First, Laws, National security)

"The president has been a true friend of the ag industry, because he continues to invest large amounts of money at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal government to deal with the deficit."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Government, Money, Time, Friend, Goal, President)

"I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate that the U.S. government could buy GM without a hearing, with no vote, yes or no. There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Government, Hearing, Senate, Vote)

"For many years, the government of Canada has massively supported orchestras and the arts in general."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Government, Canada, Orchestras, Years)

"The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Government, People, Goal, Poor)

"I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Government, Society, People, Building, Man, Will, World)

"What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Government, Virtue, Rights, Nations, Religious)

"I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Government, Happiness)

"Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve the problems of 50 years ago, with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by."
- Eric Johnston
(Related: Government, Problems, Sound, Years)

"I am Mother Jones. The Government can't take my life and you can't take my arm, but you can take my suitcase."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Government, Life, Mother)

"I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Vote, Will)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Government, Destiny)

"What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Government, Idea, Belief, Balance, Nothing)

"A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Government, Future, Nation)

"I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Government, Men)

"We must lead in a different way... We must have an active president, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Government, Direction, President)

"Co-operation between governments still plays an important role and will remain indispensable."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Will)

"Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R. was recognized by the majority of the great powers."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Government, History, Majority, Propaganda)

"Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Government, Competition, Country, Support)

"To realize peace on the Korean peninsula, and to develop exchange, cooperation between both Koreas, they are the, you know, immediate target of our government."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Government, Peace, Cooperation)

"So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Government, Difficulties, Future, Isolation, Present)

"That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Change, Time, Government, Struggle, Will)

"The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Government, People, American, Choices, Court, Rights, Limits, Respect, Responsibility)

"I see all this and know that if we are to save the Jewish state and its three-and-a-half million Jews from terrible horrors, we must rise up and demand a fundamental change in the very system of government."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Change, Government, State)

"A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Government, Attention, Buying, Decisions, Will)

"We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium. I think the whole sector of Foundations, potentially with government support, is promising - more than promising, I think, it's substantial."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Government, Support, University)

"That's why it has to be a nonprofit, because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives and use them for the purposes for which it's chartered by the government. It can't be pocketed."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Government)

"People are rapidly losing hope and trust. They believe their government has been captured by special interests and no longer cares about them, and they are right."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Hope, Losing, Right)

"In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Government, Policy, Past, Russia)

"Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Eyes, Ladies, Gentlemen, Now, Past, Terrorism)

"Well, a special screening was set up for government officials, so they didn't have to see the experience of going to see the film. They certainly aren't going to the projects to see for themselves the situation."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Experience, Government, Film, Projects)

"It's good that they've seen it, but how can I be satisfied after working for two years making a film which I hope will make a difference, when the government sees the film and does nothing about it?"
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Government, Hope, Difference, Film, Nothing, Will, Years)

"The international community and Israel have the same opinion regarding the Hamas government. We don't say we are going to boycott it forever. We say the Hamas government must abide by the obligations the Palestinian Authority has signed."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Government, Authority, Community, Israel, Opinion)

"Fundamentalist governments and organizations endanger stability in the world."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Stability, World)

"I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war - certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD."
- David Kay
(Related: War, April, Iraq, Possession, President, Support)

"They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Government, Science, Bribery, Corruption, Debt, Nation, Public, State)

"We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Power, Government, Work, Fraud, Party)

"Just in general, any government throughout history hasn't really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn't control them as easily."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Government, History, People, Control)

"But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Government, People, Focus)

"Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: People)

"After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Government, Argument, Years)

"To be sure, in some instances these proceedings have been unconstitutional, but we must remember that it is not the first time since a war that there have been changes in governments by such methods."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Time, War, First)

"I don't like the idea that the government has so much of a say in things."
- Johnny Kelly
(Related: Government, Idea)

"I remain committed to improving the government services to which Hudson Valley veterans are entitled."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Government, Veterans)

"Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Government, American, Promise, Retirement, Years)

"The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Government, Faith, Community, Crisis, Problems, Treatment)