Quotes About Government

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

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.

I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their money than the government ever could.

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.

The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.

If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.

Americans no longer look to government for economic security rather, they look to their portfolios.

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.