114 Systems Of Government Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of systems of government quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is democracy.

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The Most Famous Systems Of Government Quotes (Best in 2024)

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When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. — Frederic Bastiat

Let the entire system of government be strengthened, and let the balance of power be drawn up in such a manner that it will be permanent and incapable of decay because of its own tenuity. — Simon Bolivar

Without a strong educational system — free of government control — democracy is crippled. Knowledge is not only the key to power. It is the citadel of human freedom. — Harry S. Truman

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. — Charles Darwin

Those (who) seek to establish systems of Government based on the regimentation of all Human Beings by a handful of individual rulers...call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Among the popular and representative systems of government I do not approve of the federal system: it is too perfect; and it requires virtues and political talents much superior to our own. — Simon Bolivar

Do not adopt the best system of government, but the one most likely to succeed. — Simon Bolivar

You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out. — Andrew Jackson

I say an hour lost at a bottleneck is an hour out of the entire system. I say an hour saved at a non-bottleneck is worthless. Bottlenecks govern both throughput and inventory. — Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Short Systems Of Government Quotes

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  • Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. — Graham Chapman
  • We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government. — Ferdinand Mount
  • We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers. — John Stossel
  • I want to make clear that we respect the role of government in our legal andeconomic system. — Bill Gates
  • Today, public understanding of our past and our system of government is pitifully low. — Eric Liu
  • The principles governing the behavior of systems are not widely understood. — Jay Wright Forrester
  • Systems governed by only one set of rules are more vulnerable than those with variety. — Geoff Mulgan
  • It has been a long fight to put the control of our economic system in the hands of the government. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • We need to put in place an economic system of governance for the euro-zone. — Francois Fillon
Systems of government quote Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

Systems Of Government Quotes

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To the contrary, the government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for the individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today. — Thurgood Marshall

You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning. — Andrew Jackson

Let our government be like that of the solar system. Let the general government be like the sun and the states the planets, repelled yet attracted, and the whole moving regularly and harmoniously in several orbits. — John Dickinson

Systems of government quote Love your country, but never trust its government.
Love your country, but never trust its government.

Deeply promote the energy revolution, strengthen the clean and efficient use of coal, accelerate the planning and construction of a new energy system, and actively participate in addressing climate change and global governance. — Xi Jinping

The Ivermectin story completes a picture of the racket our system has become. The media, government, academy, Pharma and Tech teamed up against the people—exacerbating a man-made disaster and demonizing resisters in order to mass-administer a deadly, ineffective, unnecessary shot. — Bret Weinstein

The fundamental engineering feature of the fiat system is that it treats future promises of money as if they were as good as present money because the government guarantees these promises. — Saifedean Ammous

Systems of government quote The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will
The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth.

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. — Ezra Stiles

Each government accuses the other of perfidy, intrigue and ambition, as a means of heating the imagination of their respective nations, and incensing them to hostilities. Man is not the enemy of man, but through the medium of a false system of government. — Thomas Paine

The advanced societies of the future will not be governed by reason. They will be driven by irrationality, by competing systems of psychopathology. — J. G. Ballard

People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich. — Jose Saramago

What Is Democracy Quotes

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Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society. — Antonin Scalia

In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy. — Trevor Noah

What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position. — Stokely Carmichael

Systems of government quote The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and co
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. — Benjamin Franklin

In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them. — Carter G. Woodson

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value - democracy. — Benazir Bhutto

Systems of government quote Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedi
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.

If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be 'Citizens United.' I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy. We cannot just keep quiet because that is what happened during martial law. Our dictator then believed that he can do anything to keep himself in power. — Corazon Aquino

Amnesty International continues to report that extra judicial tortures and murders continue. This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico, and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for. — Stephen F. Lynch

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Democracy is four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. — Ambrose Bierce

Role Of Government Quotes

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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

While microeconomics has focused on transactions between individuals, and macroeconomics on the role of government in the economy, the reality is that the most important economic decisions to any individual’s well-being are the ones they conduct in their trade-offs with their future self. — Saifedean Ammous

Migration - whether emigration or return - at the micro level is an individual choice, and government both at the Centre and the states have role only to facilitate the decision of the individuals. — Vayalar Ravi

Systems of government quote The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think thing
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.

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

And I don't think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there's another set of moral codes, but I don't think government has a role. — Clarence Thomas

The essential role of government is to create the conditions under which people can live fulfilling lives. — Martha C. Nussbaum

Systems of government quote A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have suff
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.

I believe one of the main roles of Government is to keep our economy free and fair. — Liz Truss

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government. — Todd Akin

I clearly believe a lot more than some of my coalition colleagues - Tories - in redistribution and using the tax system for that purpose. I also believe in the government having an active role in the economy, which is having an industrial strategy. I'm not a believer in laissez-faire. — Vince Cable

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

Forms Of Government Quotes

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The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil. — James Monroe

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy. — Woodrow Wilson

Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Systems of government quote If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.
If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.

We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. — Alexander Hamilton

Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation. — Unknown Author

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

Systems of government quote The government's first duty is to protect the people.
The government's first duty is to protect the people.

Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government. — Thomas Jefferson

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 Fenimore Cooper

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

For years now I have been talking about personal responsibility and accountability, both in our private lives and in the halls of government. Those are important principles here in Idaho, and they will form the basis of this administration. — Butch Otter

Political Systems Quotes

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The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles. — Eugene V. Debs

A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect — Vann R. Newkirk II

The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah

Systems of government quote The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

We live in a world where our social system is old, our language is old, the way we acquire goods and services is outdated, our cities are detrimental to our health, chaotic and a tremendous waste of resource, and most of all our politics and values no longer serve us. — Jacque Fresco

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. — Anais Nin

Every group, every system has a set of values and morals and when you get outside those, then the alarms ring. I was politically incorrect to 95% of the country; luckily my 5% had the bread to come see me. — Lenny Bruce

Systems of government quote The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.
The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts. — Eugene McCarthy

Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system. — Carly Fiorina

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. — Deng Xiaoping

I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system. — Mary Robinson

People Writing About Systems Of Government

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Simon Bolivar
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Frederic Bastiat
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Read quotes by Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
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Charles Darwin
quotes on change, evolution and natural selection

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
quotes on freedom, social security and haiti

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Read quotes by Harold H. Greene

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quotes on education, leadership and slavery

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More Systems Of Government Quotes

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Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there. — Frank Zappa

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. — Barack Obama

We have comprehensively promoted major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics ... and unswervingly opposed any unilateralism, protectionism and bullying. We have promoted the construction of a new type of international relations, actively participated in the reform and construction of the global governance system. China's international influence, appeal and shaping power have been significantly improved. — Xi Jinping

With the simple suspension of gold redeemability, governments’ war efforts were no longer limited to the money that they had in their own treasuries, but extended virtually to the entire wealth of the population. For as long as the government could print more money and have that money accepted by its citizens and foreigners, it could keep financing the war. Previously, under a monetary system where gold as money was in the hands of the people, government only had its own treasuries to sustain its war effort, along with any taxation or bond issues to finance the war. This made conflict limited, and lay at the heart of the relatively long periods of peace experienced around the world before the twentieth century. — Saifedean Ammous

We must build a high-level socialist market economic system, adhere to and improve the basic socialist economic system, unswervingly consolidate and develop the public ownership system, unswervingly encourage and support the development of the privately owned economy, give full play to the decisive role of the market in the allocation of resources, and give better play to the role of the government. — Xi Jinping

An avant-garde man is like an enemy inside a city he is bent on destroying, against which he rebels; for like any system of government, an established form of expression is also a form of oppression. The avant-garde man is the opponent of an existing system. — Eugene Ionesco

If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government... The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure. — Calvin Coolidge

Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite. — William E. Jenner

I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else; that is the alpha and omega of my argument: to others I leave the business of governing the world. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

We need to change the system. We need to overthrow, not the government, as the authorities are always accusing the Communists 'of conspiring to teach [us] to do,' but this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York. — Dorothy Day

Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a democracy because it violates the system's first principle, which we all learned back in the sunshiny days of elementary school: that the government exist to serve the public, not particular companies or individuals or even elected officials. — Thomas Frank

Ours is a system of corporate socialism, where companies capitalize their profits and socialize their losses…in effect, they tax you for their accidents, bungling, boondoggles, and mismanagement, just like a government. We should be able to deselect them. — Ralph Nader

It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go....We are living in the end of the sovereign states....In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish....Countless people...will hate the new world order....and will die protesting against it. — H. G. Wells

More than a code of manners in war and love, Chivalry was a moral system, governing the whole of noble life. — Barbara Tuchman

If religious freedom is to endure in America, the responsibility for teaching religion to public school children must be left to the homes and churches of our land, where this responsibility rightfully belongs. It must not be assumed by the government through the agency of the public school system. — Sam Ervin

Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.... Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens. — Daniel Webster

In the current world, with the skills needed, dropouts [like no secondary education] are condemned to being members of the underclass. In my view, this is a fault of the American school system, which is a government monopoly. — Milton Friedman

Canadian federalism is more than a form of government. It's also a system of values that allows different people in diverse communities to live and work together in harmony for the good of all. — Jean Chretien

Those advocates who work for world peace by urging a system of world government are called impractical dreamers. Those impractical dreamers are entitled to ask their critics what is so practical about war. — Walter Cronkite

Any nations right to a form of government and economic system of its own choosing is inalienable. Any nations attempt to dictate to other nations their form of government is indefensible. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peaceful secession and nullification are the only means of returning to a system of government that respects rather than destroys individual liberty. — Thomas DiLorenzo

We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity. And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed. — Paul Ryan

There are some issues that are not in control of the government. Two of those issues are human rights and personal freedoms are in the domain of Iran's conservative judicial system. — Hassan Rouhani

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. — Frank Lloyd Wright

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear. — Breyten Breytenbach

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