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Government quotes are naturally opinionated. Most people have strong feelings about what the government should or should not do.

At the end of the day when it gets right down to it, most people would agree that they had rather have some government than not to have any government at all.

Hope you will enjoy the remainder of these government quotes.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-Winston Churchill

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

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

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
-Abraham Lincoln

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

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course, it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
-Alexander Woollcott

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
-Andrew Jackson

The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
-Andrew Jackson

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
-Ayn Rand

What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.
-Barack Obama

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States.
-Bill Owens

Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios.
-Bill Owens

There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.
-Charles de Secondat

You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
-Chris Rock

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
-Cullen Hightower

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
-Cullen Hightower

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
-Dale Dauten

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Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
-Denis Diderot

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.
-Dirk Kempthorne

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
-Fred Woodworth

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.
-Fred Woodworth

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
-George Washington

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
-Gore Vidal

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

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.
-Henry Clay

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
-Henry Ward Beecher

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
-James Madison

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

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
-James Russell Lowell

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
-John W. Gardner

But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with.
-Jonathan Mayhew

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
-Jonathan Swift

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
-Jorge Luis Borges

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