Quotations on Government

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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
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Profession, Public, Teaching)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

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
(Keywords: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)

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
(Keywords: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

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
(Keywords: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

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

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Months, Past, Research, Want)

I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Age, Government, Financial, Children, State, Support)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

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
(Keywords: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Thought, People, End, Popular)

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
(Keywords: Age, Government, Technology, Economy, Internet, State)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Government, People, Friend, Blind, Country, Years)

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
(Keywords: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Women, Government, Development, Denial, Rights, Prosperity, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

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

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
(Keywords: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Government, Career, Choice, Misfortune, Poverty)

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
(Keywords: War, Government, Conflict, Years)

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

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
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Community, Needs, Questions)

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
(Keywords: Change, Government, Leadership, Power, People, Promise)

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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Performance)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Architecture, Government, Debate, Ethics, First, Needs, Today, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, Government, Trust, People, Question, Trouble, Wonder)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Credit, Nation, Now, states, United, Years)

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
(Keywords: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)

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
(Keywords: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

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
(Keywords: Power, Government, State)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Family, Government, states)

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

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
(Keywords: Health, Intelligence, Government, Children, Choices, Job, Responsibility, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Nature, Will, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, 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
(Keywords: Travel, Government, People)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Government, Countries, Fact, Leaders, Needs)



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