Quotations on Government

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Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Government, Country, Insult, Poor)

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

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

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

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

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

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

A government of laws, and not of men.
- John Adams
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

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
(Keywords: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Court)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Democracy)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

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

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
(Keywords: Government, Father, Employees, Public, Right)

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
(Keywords: Government, First, President, Research, Will)

If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, People, Cooking, Country, Oil)

Did somebody dream there is some way that the government doesn't need us?
- Dwayne Andreas
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Government, Job, Jobs, Unemployment, Want)



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