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  1. Picture quote by Mark Twain about patriotism

    Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. ⏤ Mark Twain

  2. Picture quote by Thomas Jefferson about truth

    The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth. ⏤ Thomas Jefferson

  3. Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

    The government's first duty is to protect the people. ⏤ Ronald Reagan

  4. Picture quote by Robert Heinlein about love

    Love your country, but never trust its government. ⏤ Robert Heinlein

  5. Picture quote by H. L. Mencken about government

    The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable. ⏤ H. L. Mencken

  6. Picture quote by Emiliano Zapata about justice

    If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government. ⏤ Emiliano Zapata

  7. Picture quote by Noam Chomsky about mind

    Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year to control the public mind. ⏤ Noam Chomsky

  8. Picture quote by George Washington about people

    A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government. ⏤ George Washington

  9. Picture quote by George Carlin about population

    Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation. ⏤ George Carlin

  10. Picture quote by Voltaire about right

    It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. ⏤ Voltaire

  11. Picture quote by Ronald Reagan about duty

    Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ⏤ Ronald Reagan

  12. Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

    The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government. ⏤ Thomas Paine

  13. Picture quote by Abraham Lincoln about people

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

  14. Picture quote by Mark Twain about patriotism

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

  15. Picture quote by George Bernard Shaw about irony

    A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. ⏤ George Bernard Shaw

  16. Picture quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower about money

    As quickly as you start spending federal money in large amounts, it looks like free money. ⏤ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Below you can read the best quotes about government of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best government quotations. Top government sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

Otto von Bismarck

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.


Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.

Davy Crockett

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

Winston Churchill

You measure a government by how few people need help.

Patricia Schroeder

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.

Thomas Jefferson

We have the best government that money can buy.

Mark Twain

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

James Madison

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

James Madison

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

Ayn Rand

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

Tom Robbins

Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people.

Luke Scott

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

George Washington

Truth is the glue that holds government together.

Gerald R. Ford

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

Henry David Thoreau

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.

Donald Trump

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

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

George Washington

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.

Theodore Roosevelt

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Ronald Reagan

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.

Andrew Jackson

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

Thomas Jefferson

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman

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

Edmund Burke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.


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

Milton Friedman

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.

Donald Rumsfeld

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.


It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha.'

Ernie Fletcher

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.

Woodrow Wilson

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.

George Burns

Government health care changes the relationship between the citizen and the state, and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.

Mark Steyn

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Ronald Reagan

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Frank Zappa

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P. J. O'Rourke

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An educated people can be easily governed.

Frederick the Great

It is easy to rule over the good.


The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.

James Madison

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

Ronald Reagan

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

Ronald Reagan

I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.

Jean Rostand

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

Ronald Reagan

The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.

Robert Welch

War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.

James Madison

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


Lobbyists have more offices in Washington than the President. You see, the President only tells Congress what they should do. Lobbyists tell'em what they will do.

Will Rogers

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

John Stuart Mill

The government has the right to change laws and rules and regulations.

Jamie Dimon

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.

H. L. Mencken

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Albert Einstein

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Larry Flynt

The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

Henry Ward Beecher

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Barry Goldwater

The art of government is not to let me grow stale.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.

Earl Warren

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

Honore de Balzac

That government is best which governs least.

Henry David Thoreau

The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.

Mitt Romney

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

Will Rogers

Office without pay makes thieves.


On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.

Will Rogers

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

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine

You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government.

Rush Limbaugh

The government is us; we are the government, you and I.

Theodore Roosevelt

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Ronald Reagan

Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people.

Grover Cleveland

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.

Lord Acton

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

James Madison

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Thomas Jefferson

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

Thomas Jefferson

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

Alexander Hamilton

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

David Rockefeller

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

Thomas Jefferson

Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.

John Foster Dulles

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

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honore de Balzac

'No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people.

Fidel Castro

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson

But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.

Basil Bunting

Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.


We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

Vladimir Putin

It's not, 'We have a city to bid, now let's go check in with the federal government'.

Peter Ueberroth

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

Abraham Lincoln

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

Ronald Reagan

One still strong man in a blatant land,whatever they call him, what care I,Aristocrat, democrat, autocrat - oneWho can rule and dare not lie.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Winston Churchill

There is a need for more effective dialogue... between the government and the international community.

Kjell Magne Bondevik

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