Quotes of Top 30 Most Popular Government Quotes

Government Quotes

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. 
Winston Churchill

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

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. Margaret Thatcher

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. 
Mark Twain

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. 
Albert Einstein

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. 
Edward Abbey

Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it. 
Mark Twain

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx

History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.
Thomas Jefferson

You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.
Jon Stewart

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Margaret Thatcher

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

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
James Bovard

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Plato

People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
Alan Moore

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. 
Abraham Lincoln

We have the best government that money can buy. 
Mark Twain

Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong.
Ron Paul

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. 
Confucius

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. 
Milton Friedman

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. Lao Tzu

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

That government is best which governs least. 
Henry David Thoreau

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. 
Edmund Burke

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? 
Saint Augustine

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government. 
Alexander Hamilton

Man is not free unless government is limited. 
Ronald Reagan

When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.
Euripides

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Theodore Roosevelt

The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.
Frédéric Bastiat

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
Gideon J. Tucker

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.
Herbert Marcuse

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. Honoré de Balzac

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