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Government quotes by M.C. Mary Kom
#1. What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. #Quote by M.C. Mary Kom
Government quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#2. Interest groups exercise influence way out of proportion to their place in society, distort both taxes and spending, and raise overall deficit levels through their ability to manipulate the budget in their favor. They also undermine the quality of public administration as a result of the multiple and often contradictory mandates they induce Congress to support. All of this has led to a crisis of representation, in which ordinary people feel their supposedly democratic government no longer truly reflects their interests but is under the control of a variety of shadowy elites. What is ironic and peculiar is that this crisis in representativeness has occurred in part because of reforms designed to make the system more democratic. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Government quotes by David Wong
#3. Even if someone decided that the infection rate down there was something less than one hundred percent, and if they could go to a mountaintop and shout it to the world, it wouldn't matter. Because the people want this. They want their neighbors to be monsters. It's why we lust over news stories of mothers murdering their children, and run after conspiracy theories about a government full of greedy sociopaths. If the monsters didn't come, we would have willed them into existence. #Quote by David Wong
Government quotes by George Lakoff
#4. Mature citizens have to sink or swim by themselves. Citizens are on their own and have to prove their responsibility and self-reliance. They have become the leaders in their own family units (or local communities). They have to, and are competent to, make their own decisions. They have to protect themselves and their families (or communities). They know what is good for them better than their government, which is distant from them. A good government does not meddle or interfere in their lives. Any governmental meddling or interfering is strongly resented. Here #Quote by George Lakoff
Government quotes by Cindy McCain
#5. Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens. #Quote by Cindy McCain
Government quotes by John Sergeant Wise
#6. In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia. #Quote by John Sergeant Wise
Government quotes by Andrew P. Harris
#7. The best solution would be for the federal government to say, 'Yes, we do provide coverage and it's from day one.' #Quote by Andrew P. Harris
Government quotes by Gretchen De La O
#8. Is this how you see me – as your government teacher? Because if I saw you as a student I wouldn't be here right now. When I look at you I see the girl I want to be with. Have since the first day you walked into my room. #Quote by Gretchen De La O
Government quotes by William Blum
#9. The Soviet Union and something called communism per se had not been the object of Washington's global attacks. There had never been an International Communist Conspiracy. The enemy was, and remains, any government or movement, or even individual, that stands in the way of the expansion of the American Empire; by whatever name the US gives to the enemy - communist, rogue state, drug trafficker, terrorist. #Quote by William Blum
Government quotes by Frances O'Grady
#10. There is this sense of David Cameron leading a Government that's badly out of touch with ordinary people's lives. I'd absolutely welcome the opportunity to show all political leaders what life is like for most people. #Quote by Frances O'Grady
Government quotes by Jasper Fforde
#11. Keep your head down, Edward. Those that see too much quickly find themselves seeing nothing at all. #Quote by Jasper Fforde
Government quotes by Mark Poster
#12. Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy. #Quote by Mark Poster
Government quotes by Richard Stallman
#13. All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights. #Quote by Richard Stallman
Government quotes by George Papandreou
#14. An elected government making huge changes with the consent of its people, is being undermined by concentrated powers in unregulated markets-powers which go beyond those of any individual government. #Quote by George Papandreou
Government quotes by Geena Davis
#15. So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made. #Quote by Geena Davis
Government quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger
#16. As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary. #Quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Government quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#17. Everyone sees that this cannot go on. Everything is strained to such a degree that it will certainly break, said Pierre (as those wha examine the actions of any government have always said since governments began). #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Government quotes by Rebecca Hamilton
#18. Every indication is that the Sudanese government will be defining it as an Arab, Muslim country. But there are also a lot of Christians and a lot of people, like the Nuba, who are not Arab. And that is why it is going to be problematic that Sudan will be defined in this way. #Quote by Rebecca Hamilton
Government quotes by A.E. Samaan
#19. The term "totalitarian" was derived from Adolf Hitler's "Total State", which was a "craddle to grave" solution that sought to micro-manage all aspects of humanity. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Government quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#20. It is an ambassador's duty to stand up for his nation's foreign policy in any era and under any government whatsoever. Ambassadors are, in the full meaning of the term, titled spies. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Government quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#21. Just as China achieved much more than India in the realm of public health and education under an austere Communist regime, so its economic growth under a capitalist-friendly government strikes a visitor from India as nothing less than spectacular. #Quote by Pankaj Mishra
Government quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#22. The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Government quotes by Lindsey Graham
#23. Thank God for some Republican control of one branch of the government. #Quote by Lindsey Graham
Government quotes by Veronica Webb
#24. My parents were both in the army for 20 years and then worked in government departments; but they had gone through the Great Depression and known lean times. They always remained extremely frugal and lived far below their means. #Quote by Veronica Webb
Government quotes by Samuel Johnson
#25. He that accepts protection, stipulates obedience. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Government quotes by Scott Adams
#26. It's hard to argue with the government. Remember, they are they run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, so they must know a thing or two about satisfying women. #Quote by Scott Adams
Government quotes by Dmitry Medvedev
#27. Unsolvable problems do not exist. Any crisis is a combination of specific tasks to be worked on. The government has the experience and reserves to overcome the economic downturn #Quote by Dmitry Medvedev
Government quotes by Donald Trump
#28. I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. #Quote by Donald Trump
Government quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#29. Violence is a reaction by short-sighted, out-of-control people. At 81, I believe it cannot be resolved through prayers or government help. We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighbourhood and society. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Government quotes by Milton Friedman
#30. The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Government quotes by Kakha Bendukidze
#31. Government is at best useless, and at worst counter-productive. #Quote by Kakha Bendukidze
Government quotes by Ron Paul
#32. In the American political lexicon, 'change' always means more of the same: more government, more looting of Americans, more inflation, more police-state measures, more unnecessary war, and more centralization of power. #Quote by Ron Paul
Government quotes by Ted Cruz
#33. It is true that I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act, because when I campaigned in Texas I told voters in Texas that I would oppose the federal government having the authority to detain U.S. citizens permanently with no due process. I have repeatedly supported an effort to take that out of that bill, and I honored that campaign commitment. #Quote by Ted Cruz
Government quotes by James F. Byrnes
#34. The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau. #Quote by James F. Byrnes
Government quotes by Dumas Malone
#35. The fact that we became a nation and immediately separated church and state - it has saved us from all the misery that has beset mankind with inquisitions, internecine and civil wars, and other assorted ills. #Quote by Dumas Malone
Government quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#36. No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Government quotes by Stockwell Day
#37. I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction. #Quote by Stockwell Day
Government quotes by Robert Dallek
#38. The so-called second New Deal of 1935 - including the Works Progress Administration, Social Security and the Wagner Act legalizing union labor - represented an effort to meet the rising voices demanding a more aggressive government approach to the collapse of national prosperity. #Quote by Robert Dallek
Government quotes by Hank Johnson
#39. Social Security is not just another government spending program. It is a promise from generation to generation. #Quote by Hank Johnson
Government quotes by Jeffrey Tucker
#40. Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population. #Quote by Jeffrey Tucker
Government quotes by Wendell Phillips
#41. Society,
the only field where the sexes have ever met on terms of equality, the arena where character is formed and studied, the cradle and the realm of public opinion, the crucible of ideas, the world's university, at once a school and a theater, the spur and the crown of ambition, the tribunal which unmasks pretension and stamps real merit, the power that gives government leave to be, and outruns the lazy Church in fixing the moral sense of the eye. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Government quotes by Tom Coburn
#42. The career politicians in Washington had transformed a government "for the people" into a government for themselves and for special interests. #Quote by Tom Coburn
Government quotes by Rex E. Lee
#43. I have no criticism of the basic concept of irrefutable authority. Properly employed, it is the easiest, the surest, and the proper way to resolve conflicts. There is an omnipresent temptation, however, to rely on such authority regardless of its applicability; and I know of no better examples than the scriptures and the Constitution.

We find it easy to lapse into the expansive notion that the Constitution, like the gospel, embraces all truth and that it protects and guarantees all that is right, equitable, and just. From that grand premise it is only a short and comfortable leap to the proposition that the Constitution embraces my particular notion of what is right, equitable, and just. The Constitution lends itself to this kind of use because of its breadth.

Issues such as foreign aid, fluoridation of water, public versus private education, progressive income tax, to which political party I should belong and which candidate I should support; questions about economic development and environmental quality control; questions about the power of labor unions and the influence of big business in government--all these are issues of great importance. But these questions cannot and ought not to be resolved by simply resorting to irrefutable authority. Neither the Constitution nor the scriptures contain answers to these questions, and under the grand plan of eternal progress it is our responsibility to develop our own skills by working out our own answers throug #Quote by Rex E. Lee
Government quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#44. Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Government quotes by Bob Hope
#45. I have the perfect simplified tax form for government. Why don't they just print our money with a return address on it? #Quote by Bob Hope
Government quotes by Joanna Russ
#46. That not all men are piggy, only some; that not all men belittle me, only some; that not all men get mad if you won't let them play Chivalry, only some; that not all men write books in which women are idiots, only most; that not all men pull rank on me, only some; that not all men pinch their secretaries' asses, only some; that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street, only some; that not all men make more money than I do, only some; that not all men make more money than all women, only most; that not all men are rapists, only some; that not all men are promiscuous killers, only some; that not all men control Congress, the Presidency, the police, the army, industry, agriculture, law, science, medicine, architecture, and local government, only some.
I sat down on the lawn and wept. #Quote by Joanna Russ
Government quotes by Edward Bond
#47. Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it. #Quote by Edward Bond
Government quotes by Kristi Noem
#48. We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers. That's what they've been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet. #Quote by Kristi Noem
Government quotes by Jim Breithaupt
#49. The federal government is like a handicapped turtle trying to crawl around and keep up with the rabbit, which is technology. #Quote by Jim Breithaupt
Government quotes by Elfriede Jelinek
#50. The government has once again made the right socially acceptable. #Quote by Elfriede Jelinek
Government quotes by Frank Dobson
#51. The Government's enthusiasm for 24 hour drinking puzzles me ... We want people to be responsible, yet we urge them to drink. #Quote by Frank Dobson
Government quotes by H.G.Wells
#52. He came away with an exasperated sense of failure. He denounced parliamentary government root and branch that night. Parliament was doomed. The fact that it had not listened to Rud was only one little conclusive fact in a long indictment. "It has become a series of empty forms," he said. "All over the world, always, the sawdust of reality is running out of the shapes of quasi-public things. Not one British citizen in a thousand watches what is done in Parliament; not one in a thousand Americans follows the discourses of Congress. Interest has gone. Every election in the past thirty years has been fought on gross misunderstandings. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Government quotes by Alphonso Jackson
#53. But I do know this: that the two and a half years that I've been at HUD, I am absolutely convinced that some of the best workers in the world are in Federal Government. #Quote by Alphonso Jackson
Government quotes by Llewellyn Rockwell
#54. Welcome to the age of paper money, where governments and central banks can manufacture as much money as they want without limit. Gold was the last limit. Its banishment as a standard unleashed the inflation monster and leviathan itself, which has swelled beyond comprehension. #Quote by Llewellyn Rockwell
Government quotes by Thomas Sowell
#55. The great allure of government programs in general for many people is that these programs allow decisions to be made without having to worry about the constraints of prices, which confront people at every turn in a free market. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Government quotes by Ezra Stiles
#56. 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. #Quote by Ezra Stiles
Government quotes by Eric Schlosser
#57. Today the U.S. government can demand the nation-wide recall of defective softball bats, sneakers, stuffed animals, and foam-rubber toy cows. But it cannot order a meatpacking company to remove contaminated, potentially lethal ground beef from fast food kitchens and supermarket shelves. #Quote by Eric Schlosser
Government quotes by Andrew Jackson
#58. We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government. #Quote by Andrew Jackson
Government quotes by Douglas Adams
#59. I was once in San Francisco, and I parked in the only available space, which happened to be on the other side of the street. The law descended on me. Was I aware of how dangerous the manoeuvre I'd just made was? I looked at the law a bit blankly. What had I done wrong? I had, said the law, parked against the flow of traffic. Puzzled, I looked up and down the street. What traffic? I asked. The traffic that would be there, said the law, if there was any traffic. This was a bit metaphysical, even for me, so I explained, a bit lamely, that in England we just park wherever we can find a parking space available, and weren't that fussy about which side of the street it was on. He looked at me aghast, as if I was lucky to have got out of a country of such wild and crazy car parkers alive, and promptly gave me a ticket. Clearly he would rather have deported me before my subversive ideas brought chaos and anarchy to streets that normally had to cope with nothing more alarming than a few simple assault rifles. Which, as we know, in the States are perfectly legal, and without which they would be overrun by herds of deer, overbearing government officers, and lawless British tea importers. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Government quotes by Sam Ewing
#60. Many trees could be saved if the government stopped printing tax forms. #Quote by Sam Ewing
Government quotes by Jesse Ventura
#61. After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was heartened to see him issue an Open Government Initiative on his first full day in office. #Quote by Jesse Ventura
Government quotes by Harry Reid
#62. They've lost their minds. #Quote by Harry Reid
Government quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#63. In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Government quotes by Thurgood Marshall
#64. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. #Quote by Thurgood Marshall
Government quotes by Alan Keyes
#65. Where do find the most persecuted Christians in the world? ... in the classrooms of our government schools, where the assault is not upon the body, but the soul. #Quote by Alan Keyes
Government quotes by William J. Clinton
#66. The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Government quotes by Tim Walberg
#67. Do we really want the FCC to conduct investigations and issue warnings to radio talk show hosts nationwide who simply discuss the important issues of our time? The Constitution says 'freedom of speech,' not 'freedom of government-approved fair speech in rationed amounts.' #Quote by Tim Walberg
Government quotes by Benito Mussolini
#68. Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State ... Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual. #Quote by Benito Mussolini
Government quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#69. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Government quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#70. Research is one of the Nation's very greatest resources and the role of the Federal Government in supporting and stimulating it needs to reexamined. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Government quotes by Sonny Perdue
#71. In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true - demand for our services increases in hard times. #Quote by Sonny Perdue
Government quotes by Sam Levenson
#72. It would be useless to bomb Washington. If you destroy one building, they already have two other buildings completely staffed with people doing exactly the same thing. #Quote by Sam Levenson
Government quotes by Chris Christie
#73. I think people get so frustrated with Washington, D.C.That's why they're so angry with the - the electorate is so angry with everybody who is involved in government in Washington, D.C. Because if you listen to the folks up here [ on debate], you think that they weren't even there; they had nothing to do with this. #Quote by Chris Christie
Government quotes by Chuck D
#74. I got a letter from the government the other day
I opened and read it ... it said they were suckers. #Quote by Chuck D
Government quotes by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
#75. The idea [the government's 'You Win' campaign] is that instead of young people in Nigeria waiting to get employment, they should create their own jobs and employ their peers and employ other people. #Quote by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Government quotes by Thomas G. West
#76. From the earliest colonial days [in America], local governments took responsibility for their poor. However, able-bodied men and women generally were not supported by the taxpayers unless they worked. #Quote by Thomas G. West
Government quotes by Matt Walsh
#77. It used to be that your rights were infringed upon if the government punished or threatened you for expressing your sincerest beliefs. Now, your rights are infringed upon if you want something but someone refuses to buy it for you. #Quote by Matt Walsh
Government quotes by Gordon Brown
#78. I have just accepted the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen to form a Government. This will be a new Government with new priorities and I have been privileged to have been granted the great opportunity to serve my country and at all times I will be strong in purpose, steadfast in will, resolute in action in the service of what matters to the British people, meeting the concerns and aspirations of our whole country. #Quote by Gordon Brown
Government quotes by Calvin Coolidge
#79. It is very difficult to reconcile the American ideal of a sovereign people capable of owning and managing their own government with an inability to own and manage their own business. #Quote by Calvin Coolidge
Government quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#80. The railway trains full with reservists are no longer accompanied by the loud acclamations of the young ladies; the soldiers no longer smile at the populace out of their carriage windows; instead they slink silently through the streets, their packs in their hands, while the public follows its daily preoccupations with dour faces. In the sober atmosphere of the morning after, another chorus takes the stage: the hoarse cries of the vultures and hyenas which appear on every battlefield: ten thousand tents guaranteed to specification! A hundred tons of bacon, cocoa, coffee substitute, instant delivery but cash only, hand grenades, tools, ammunition belts, marriage brokers for the widows of the fallen, agencies for government supply--only serious offers considered! The cannon fodder inflated with patriotism and carried off in August and September 1914 now rots in Belgium, in the Vosges, in the Masurian swamps, creating fertile plains of death on which profits can grow. Hurry, for the rich harvest must be gathered into the granaries--a thousand greedy hands stretch across the ocean to help. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Government quotes by Vin Suprynowicz
#81. No government can be trusted, that does not trust its own people with military-style arms of greater weight and power than those possessed by the central government itself. #Quote by Vin Suprynowicz
Government quotes by William Graham Sumner
#82. The lobby is the army of the plutocracy. #Quote by William Graham Sumner
Government quotes by The Prophet Of Life
#83. As Oofa got closer he began to have second thoughts. He knew that the government would condemn his actions. He knew they might take their anger out on his family, He knew that his death would be a tragedy. He realized that he didn't want to die. From The Commitment in the Kindle book 9: 9 Stories of Fiction by The Prophet of life #Quote by The Prophet Of Life
Government quotes by Marco Rubio
#84. Most countries choose to have government run the economy. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Government quotes by Ma Jian
#85. I left Beijing in the late 1980s to live in Hong Kong because, having been blacklisted by the government, I couldn't publish my works on the mainland. #Quote by Ma Jian
Government quotes by Elizabeth Warren
#86. It matters whether the government blows tens of billions of dollars on tax loopholes for billionaires or whether that same money is used to lower costs for students who have to borrow money to go to college. It matters whether Wall Street can pocket billions of dollars by cheating people on mortgages and tricking them on credit cards or if there's a cop on the beat to keep them honest. It matters whether the minimum wage is set so low that a full-time worker still lives in poverty or if minimum wage also means a livable wage. When #Quote by Elizabeth Warren
Government quotes by James A. Garfield
#87. All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. #Quote by James A. Garfield
Government quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#88. Where the Government is weak, military sway prevails. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Government quotes by Arthur Balfour
#89. His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. #Quote by Arthur Balfour
Government quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#90. They looted your public and corporate treasuries, and turned your industries over to nincompoops," he said. "Then they had your Government borrow so heavily from us that we had no choice but to send over an Army of Occupation in business suits. Never before has the Ruling Class of a country found a way to stick other countries with all the responsibilities their wealth might imply, and still remain rich beyond the dreams of avarice! No wonder they thought the comatose Ronald Reagan was a great President! #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Government quotes by Slaine
#91. Obviously if there are guns on the street there's going to be more violence. That being said, I happen not to trust the government. #Quote by Slaine
Government quotes by Herbert Hoover
#92. The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth. #Quote by Herbert Hoover
Government quotes by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
#93. Liberty does not exist where rights are on one side and power on the other. To be liberty, rights must be armed with vital powers. A people cannot be free who do not participate in the control of the government which operates upon them. #Quote by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Government quotes by David Harvey
#94. The management of the New York fiscal crisis pioneered the way for neoliberal practices both domestically under Reagan and internationally through the IMF (international monetary fund) in the 1980s. It established the principle that in the event of a conflict between the integrity of financial institutions , on one hand , and the well-being of the citizens on the other, the former was to be privileged .it emphasized that the role of the government was to create a good business climate rather than look to the needs and well-being of the popualtion at large. #Quote by David Harvey
Government quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#95. Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Government quotes by Edward Gibbon
#96. To resume, in a few words, the system of the Imperial government, as it was instituted by Augustus, and maintained by those princes who understood their own interest and that of the people, it may be defined an absolute monarchy disguised by the forms of a commonwealth. The masters of the Roman world surrounded their throne with darkness, concealed their irresistible strength, and humbly professed themselves the accountable ministers of the senate, whose supreme decrees they dictated and obeyed. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Government quotes by Christopher Bond
#97. I'm not here to say that the government is always right, but when the government tells you to do something, I'm sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do. #Quote by Christopher Bond
Government quotes by Franklin Pierce
#98. READILY and, I trust, feelingly acknowledge the duty incumbent on us all ... to provide for those who, in the mysterious order of Providence, are subject to want and to disease of body or mind; but I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States ... #Quote by Franklin Pierce
Government quotes by Calvin Trillin
#99. People, not just reporters, are more interested in politics than in government, so the actual issues wouldn't be something that interested them. #Quote by Calvin Trillin
Government quotes by H.L. Mencken
#100. It is the theory of all modern civilized governments that they protect and foster the liberty of the citizen; it is the practice of all of them to limit its exercise, and sometimes very narrowly. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Government quotes by Ann Richards
#101. Ann Richards on How to Be a Good Republican: 1. You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but yesterday's gasoline prices are all Clinton's fault. 2. You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own. 3. You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time. #Quote by Ann Richards
Government quotes by Edwin John Dingle
#102. I am one of those who believe that in China we shall see arising a Government whose power will be paramount in the East, and upon the integrity of whose people will depend the peace of Europe. It is much to say. We shall not see it, but our children will. The Government is going to conquer the people. #Quote by Edwin John Dingle
Government quotes by Bernie Sanders
#103. The details of what the Fed did were kept secret until a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that I sponsored required the Government Accountability Office to audit the Fed's lending programs during the financial crisis. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Government quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#104. The function of our Government is to insure to all its citizens, now and hereafter, their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we of this generation destroy the resources from which our children would otherwise derive their livelihood, we reduce the capacity of our land to support a population, and so either degrade the standard of living or deprive the coming generations of their fight to life on this continent. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Government quotes by Edmund Burke
#105. Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Government quotes by Megan McCafferty
#106. I know. It's shocking to think that the government would try to stick its nose in our ladyparts. #Quote by Megan McCafferty
Government quotes by Eddie Izzard
#107. So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! #Quote by Eddie Izzard
Government quotes by Lawrence Lessig
#108. When you think about a presidential candidate spending all of his or her time talking to that tiny, tiny fraction of us who have the capacity to fund political elections, it's obvious why the perspective of government is skewed relative to what most Americans care about. #Quote by Lawrence Lessig
Government quotes by Various
#109. We are showing them that government does not rest upon force at all; it rests upon consent. As long as women consent to be unjustly governed, they can be, but if directly women say : 'We withhold our consent, we will not be governed any longer so long as the government is unjust.' Not by the forces of civil war can you govern the very weakest woman. #Quote by Various
Government quotes by Josh Mandel
#110. We need to do a top/bottom review of the federal government and for every agency administration bureaucracy that is not called for in the United States Constitution, we have to really ask the question what is its purpose, how many people work there, how much does it cost the taxpayers and what is the value to our society. #Quote by Josh Mandel
Government quotes by David Nabarro
#111. There are some quite tricky challenges facing everybody working in Crimea and I shall be engaging with various government people. #Quote by David Nabarro
Government quotes by Lester Roloff
#112. Christian families are under attack in America! The Communists, Masons, Atheists, Humanists, Evolutionists, and other Godless sickos want to destroy the family. Parents beware; the government wants your child! #Quote by Lester Roloff
Government quotes by Hubert H. Humphrey
#113. The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. #Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey
Government quotes by Zbigniew Brzezinski
#114. This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept. #Quote by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government quotes by Darrell Issa
#115. I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform. #Quote by Darrell Issa
Government quotes by J.C. Cooper
#116. Next to the dragon, and connected with it, water is the most frequently used symbol in Taosim. It is the strength in apparent weakness, the fluidity of life, an also symbolic of the state of coolness of judgment, acceptance and passionlessness, as opposed to the heat of argument, the friction of opposition, and the emotion of desire. Water fertilizes, refreshes and purifies and it is symbolic of gentle persuasion in government of the state and the individual. It occupies the lowest position, yet is the most powerful of forces. The highest goodness in like water. #Quote by J.C. Cooper
Government quotes by Harry Leslie Smith
#117. In November, when our nation remembers her fallen soldiers and honours the lost youth of my generation, the Prime Minister, government leaders and the hollow men of business affix paper poppies to their lapels and afford the dead of war two minutes' silence. Afterwards, they speak golden platitudes about the struggle and the heroism of that time. Yet the words they speak are meaningless because they have surrendered the values my generation built after the horrors of the Second World War. #Quote by Harry Leslie Smith
Government quotes by Assata Shakur
#118. All you have to do is ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control? #Quote by Assata Shakur
Government quotes by Tony Abbott
#119. The smart way to improve broadband is not to junk the existing network but to make the most of it. It's to let a competitive market deliver the speeds that people need at an affordable price with government improving infrastructure in the areas where market competition won't deliver it. #Quote by Tony Abbott
Government quotes by Mike Huckabee
#120. Government shouldn't try to dictate what art looks like or what it portrays. Last thing we want is government screwing it up, which is what they would do. #Quote by Mike Huckabee
Government quotes by Murray Rothbard
#121. The costs of government are bound to be much higher than those of the free market ... The State cannot calculate well and therefore cannot gauge its costs accurately. #Quote by Murray Rothbard
Government quotes by Martin Jacques
#122. Blair's support for the Americans should not be seen as an aberration; on the contrary, it is closely linked to the main contours of New Labour policy. This has been a government that has majored on hyperbole, but in fact, from the outset it was hugely timid and cravenly orthodox. #Quote by Martin Jacques
Government quotes by John Steinbeck
#123. The great owners, striking at the immediate thing, the widening government, the growing labor unity; striking at new taxes, at plans; not knowing these things are results, not causes. Results, not causes; results, not causes. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Government quotes by Wendell Berry
#124. A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd. But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community, and it will have to be reckoned with. I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied.
But even the most articulate public protest is not enough. We don't live in the government or in institutions or in our public utterances and acts, and the environmental crisis has its roots in our lives. By the same token, environmental health will also be rooted in our lives. That is, I take it, simply a fact, and in the light of it we can see how superficial and foolish we would be to think that we could correct what is wrong merely by tinkering with the institutional machinery. The changes that are required are fundamental changes in the way we are living. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Government quotes by Peter Garrett
#125. Climate change is so big that people who study it.. and many do.. need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers, they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers.. governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science. #Quote by Peter Garrett
Government quotes by H.L. Mencken
#126. Law and its instrument, government, are necessary to the peace and safety of all of us, but all of us, unless we live the lives of mud turtles, frequently find them arrayed against us ... #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Government quotes by Joseph Muscat
#127. What the people out there are calling for is honesty which has been missing for quite some time now. We are tired of all the deceit and incompetence of this government. #Quote by Joseph Muscat
Government quotes by Robert M. Hutchins
#128. America's experiment with government of the people, by the people, and for the people depends not only on constitutional structure and organization but also on the commitment, person to person, that we make to each other. #Quote by Robert M. Hutchins
Government quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#129. I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Government quotes by Stephen Holmes
#130. In Madison's famous formulation in the Federalist, constitutional restrictions on government assume that we "first enable the government to control the governed." If the public authorities can be outgunned or bribed, the vibrancy of the private sector can be pathological. #Quote by Stephen Holmes
Government quotes by Glenn Beck
#131. 'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that. #Quote by Glenn Beck
Government quotes by Rick Perry
#132. Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now. #Quote by Rick Perry
Government quotes by Lindy West
#133. Never mind the fact that coding sensitivity as a weakness is bizarre (what do you think this is-the Ministry of Magic under Voldemort's shadow government?), it's also simply out of step with reality. You can't do this job if you have an emotional hair trigger. Undersensitivity is practically a prerequisite. #Quote by Lindy West
Government quotes by Jim Walton
#134. I can't think of a time that the U.S. government asked us or instructed us not to report or air something. #Quote by Jim Walton
Government quotes by Mitch Daniels
#135. In fact, it works the other way: A government as big and bossy as this one is maintained on the backs of the middle class and those who hope to join it. #Quote by Mitch Daniels
Government quotes by Edith Hahn Beer
#136. One class. No masters. No slaves. No black. No white. No Jew. No Christian. One race
The human race. #Quote by Edith Hahn Beer
Government quotes by Wendell Berry
#137. Because by definition they lack any such sense of mutuality or wholeness, our specializations subsist on conflict with one another. The rule is never to cooperate, but rather to follow one's own interest as far as possible. Checks and balances are all applied externally, by opposition, never by self-restraint. Labor, management, the military, the government, etc., never forbear until their excesses arouse enough opposition to force them to do so. The good of the whole of Creation, the world and all its creatures together, is never a consideration because it is never thought of; our culture now simply lacks the means for thinking of it.

It is for this reason that none of our basic problems is ever solved. Indeed, it is for this reason that our basic problems are getting worse. The specialists are profiting too well from the symptoms, evidently, to be concerned about cures -- just as the myth of imminent cure (by some 'breakthrough' of science or technology) is so lucrative and all-justifying as to foreclose any possibility of an interest in prevention. The problems thus become the stock in trade of specialists. The so-called professions survive by endlessly "processing" and talking about problems that they have neither the will nor the competence to solve. The doctor who is interested in disease but not in health is clearly in the same category with the conservationist who invests in the destruction of what he otherwise intends to preserve. The both have the comfort #Quote by Wendell Berry
Government quotes by Reggie Fils-Aime
#138. The government is already involved from an entertainment standpoint. I mean, they regulate a large part of our entertainment. What we're trying to do as an industry is be proactive and drive it much more positively, much more effectively, than the government can, and that's what the ESA is all about[ ... ]We think we're doing a pretty effective job, and certainly from an Nintendo perspective, we think the ESA is the way to go. #Quote by Reggie Fils-Aime
Government quotes by Rand Paul
#139. To put everyone in government housing and food stamps and bring them in from around the world I think is a mistake. To give of your own money, I've given to my church. My church has helped people that came from Bosnia. That's a good thing. #Quote by Rand Paul
Government quotes by Clive Thompson
#140. There's nothing wrong with talking out loud in public, but there is something wrong with the government sucking up all those utter instances in a database just in case they maybe want to bust you in five years. #Quote by Clive Thompson
Government quotes by Naomi Klein
#141. The Marshall Plan was the ultimate weapon deployed on this economic front. After the war, the German economy was in crisis, threatening to bring down the rest of Western Europe. Meanwhile, so many Germans were drawn to socialism that the U.S. government opted to split Germany into two parts rather than risk losing it all, either to collapse or to the left. In West Germany, the U.S. government used the Marshall Plan to build a capitalist system that was not meant to create fast and easy new markets for Ford and Sears but, rather, to be so successful on its own terms that Europe's market economy would thrive and socialism would be drained of its appeal. #Quote by Naomi Klein
Government quotes by Lynne Olson
#142. Not until the twenty-first century did the British government finally acknowledge officially that the Poles had indeed played a role in breaking Enigma. On July 12, 2001, a monument commemorating their contribution was installed on the grounds of Bletchley Park, Even so, it hardly did justice to the seminal nature of their work. #Quote by Lynne Olson
Government quotes by Alice Smith
#143. Our powerlessness is largely a result of our prayerlessness. We are eating the bitter fruit of our failure to pray. Our children, government, churches and society are reaping the result of dry eyes in the pews and crusty hearts in the pulpits. Ed Silvoso says it well in his book That None Should Perish: When Christians begin to pray for the felt needs of the lost, God surprises them with almost immediate answers to prayer. In fact, prayer for the needs of that one-hundredth sheep is the spiritual equivalent of dialing 911.3 #Quote by Alice Smith
Government quotes by Phil Crane
#144. I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people. #Quote by Phil Crane
Government quotes by Benjamin Franklin Fairless
#145. We know that the only alternative to private competition is government monopoly of enterprise. We know that when government monopolizes production, distribution, and employment, it is no longer the servant of men - it is their master. And, therefore, we know that economic liberty and political liberty are inseparable parts of the same ball of wax - that we must keep them both, or we shall lose them both. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin Fairless
Government quotes by John Ralston Saul
#146. Remember, we non-Aboriginals were signatories. As a non-Aboriginal, I say we. And through Canada's signatures we committed ourselves to the permanency of our relationship with the words that these treaties would stand "as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the river flows." These were and remain binding legal documents. Perhaps more important, with our signatures we committed our government to act always with the Honour of the Crown. #Quote by John Ralston Saul
Government quotes by Montesquieu
#147. Government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another. #Quote by Montesquieu
Government quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#148. In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Government quotes by George Orwell
#149. A writer inevitably - and less directly this applies to all the arts - about contemporary events, and his impulse is to tell what he believes to be truth. But no government, no big organisation, will pay for the truth. #Quote by George Orwell
Government quotes by Marianne Williamson
#150. People tend to have a government that reflects the level of consciousness of the majority of people who voted. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Government quotes by Jack Kemp
#151. Just as the left has to be more willing to question 'Government knows best,' the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government. #Quote by Jack Kemp
Government quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#152. Andrew Moraviscik, one of the best American scholars of Europe, points out that once you exclude translators and clerical workers, the European Commission employs 2.500 officials, "fewer than any moderately sized European city and less than 1 percent of the number employed by the French state alone". As for its undemocratic nature, any new law it wishes to pass needs more than 71 percent of the weighted national-government votes - "a larger proportion than the required to amend the American Constitution". #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Government quotes by Edward Kennedy
#153. The real transgression occurs when religion wants government to tell citizens how to live uniquely personal parts of their lives. The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones, or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases, like Prohibition and abortion, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the conscience of the individual, not the coercive power of the state. #Quote by Edward Kennedy
Government quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#154. To say that one goes on holiday is to speak the language of the working class, for whom the time off appears merry and playful; but to say one goes on vacation is to speak the language of the ruling class. Vacation comes from the same root as vacant and reflects what the owner sees when he looks around the floor - a vacancy where John 'should' 'be'. (I suspect that the owner probably thinks some negative thoughts about the Labor Unions and the 'damned Liberal' Government that force him to pay John even when John 'is vacant.')

I leave it as a puzzle for the reader: Do the Irish and English speak Working Class in this case because they have had several socialist governments, or have the had several socialist governments because they learned to speak the language of the Working Class? And: has the U.S., alone among industrial nations, never had a socialist government because it speaks the Ruling Class language, or does it speak the Ruling Class language because it has never had a socialist government? #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Government quotes by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
#155. The nation-king cannot exercise its sovereignty itself; it is obliged to delegate it to agents: this is constantly reiterated by those who seek to win its favor. Be these agents five, ten, one hundred, or a thousand, of what consequence is the number; and what matters the name? It is always the government of man, the rule of will and caprice. I ask what this pretended revolution has revolutionized? #Quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Government quotes by David Aaron Kessler
#156. The history of government regulation of food safety is one of government watchdogs chasing the horse after it's out of the barn. #Quote by David Aaron Kessler
Government quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#157. If the Bahreini royal family can have an embassy, a state, and a seat at the UN, why should the twenty-five million Kurds not have a claim to autonomy? The alleviation of their suffering and the assertion of their self-government is one of the few unarguable benefits of regime change in Iraq. It is not a position from which any moral retreat would be allowable. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Government quotes by Edmund Burke
#158. All government is founded on compromise and banter. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Government quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#159. By deriving it's just powers from the governed, government becomes primarily a mechanism for defense against bodily harm, theft, and involuntary servitude. It cannot claim the power to redistribute money or property nor to force reluctant citizens to perform acts of charity against their will. Government is created by the people. No individual possesses the power to take another's wealth or to force others to do good, so no government has the the right to do such things either. The creature cannot exceed the creator. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Government quotes by Langston Hughes
#160. Even to an outsider like myself, not only in the theatre was such disunity evident, but in much else in government Spain. Alvarez del Vayo, Socialist Minister of Foreign Affairs, once asked, Why is it Spain's people are so great, but her leaders so small? #Quote by Langston Hughes
Government quotes by George Lakoff
#161. As we pointed out, the common principles of conservative thought make up a list crying out for an explanation of how they fit together: smaller government; strong defense; lower taxes; traditional family values; personal responsibility; and free markets. As we have seen, these all flow from a strict father morality. Finally, #Quote by George Lakoff
Government quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#162. As regards the social apparatus of repression and coercion, the government, there cannot be any question of freedom. Government is essentially the negation of liberty. It is the recourse to violence or threat of violence in order to make all people obey the orders of the government, whether they like it or not. As far as the government's jurisdiction extends, there is coercion, not freedom. Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the social system of cooperation work smoothly without being disturbed by violent acts on the part of gangsters whether of domestic or of foreign origin. Government is not, as some people like to say, a necessary evil; it is not an evil, but a means, the only means available to make peaceful human coexistence possible. But it is the opposite of liberty. It is beating, imprisoning, hanging. Whatever a government does it is ultimately supported by the actions of armed constables. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Government quotes by Brigham Young
#163. Any man having one drop of the seed of Cane in him Cannot hold the priesthood ... I will say it now in the name of Jesus Christ. I know it is true & they know it. The Negro cannot hold one particle of Government ... if any man mingles his seed with the seed of Cane the only way he Could get rid of it or have salvation would be to Come forward & have his head Cut off & spill his Blood upon the ground. It would also take the life of his Children. #Quote by Brigham Young
Government quotes by Robert Duncan
#164. If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing, they should send that money to the school system. #Quote by Robert Duncan
Government quotes by Harper Lee
#165. The only thing I'm afraid of about this country is that its government will someday become so monstrous that the smallest person in it will be trampled underfoot, and then it wouldn't be worth living in. #Quote by Harper Lee
Government quotes by Melanie Randolph Miller
#166. [T]he great decided effective Majority is now for the Republic," he told Jefferson in late October 1792, but whether it would endure for even six months "must depend on the Form of Government which shall be presented by the Convention" and whether it could "strike out that happy Mean which secures all the Liberty which Circumstances will admit of combin'd with all the Energy which the same Circumstances require; Whether they can establish an Authority which does not exist, as a Substitute (and always a dangerous Substitute) for that Respect which cannot be restor'd after so much has been to destroy it; Whether in crying down and even ridiculing Religion they will be able on the tottering and uncertain Base of metaphisic Philosophy to establish a solid Edifice of morals, these are Questions which Time must solve."

At the same time he predicted to Rufus King that "we shall have I think some sharp struggles which will make many men repent of what they have done when they find with Macbeth that they have but taught bloody Instructions which return to plague the Inventor." . . .

In early December, he wrote perhaps his most eloquent appraisal of the tragic turn of the [French] Revolution, to Thomas Pinckney. "Success as you will see, continues to crown the French Arms, but it is not our Trade to judge from Success," he began.

"You will soon learn that the Patriots hitherto adored were but little worthy of the Incense they received. The Enemies of th #Quote by Melanie Randolph Miller
Government quotes by Paul Graham
#167. People are bad at looking at seeds and guessing what size tree will grow out of them. The way you'll get big ideas in, say, health care is by starting out with small ideas. If you try to do some big thing, you don't just need it to be big; you need it to be good. And it's really hard to do big and good simultaneously. So, what that means is you can either do something small and good and then gradually make it bigger, or do something big and bad and gradually make it better. And you know what? Empirically, starting big just does not work. That's the way the government does things. They do something really big that's really bad, and they think, Well, we'll make it better, and then it never gets better.
Building Fast Companies for Growth, Inc. September 2013 #Quote by Paul Graham
Government quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#168. They could do anything. That, however, was part of what made it difficult to bring [it] to a close. Infinite possibility was going to collapse, in the act of choosing, to the single world line of history. The future becoming the past: there was something disappointing in this passage through the loom, this so-sudden diminution from infinity to one, the collapse from potentiality to reality which was the action of time itself. The potential was so delicious - the way they could have, potentially, all the best parts of all...time, combined magically into some superb, as-yet-unseen synthesis - or throw all that aside, and finally strike a new path to the heart of just government. . . .To go from that to the mundane problematic...was an inevitable letdown, and instinctively people put it off. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Government quotes by V.S. Vashist
#169. year, they made a switch to chemicals: a move that nobody could understand till they won a billion-dollar government contract. Within three months." "Such a huge contract #Quote by V.S. Vashist
Government quotes by Laura Poitras
#170. In all my work, I'm interested in trying to understand the human consequences of government policies. #Quote by Laura Poitras
Government quotes by James Madison
#171. [In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other-that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights. #Quote by James Madison
Government quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#172. Maybe next year the government might impose some immigration rules on the academy. Two Mexicans in a row is suspicious. [On Mexican immigrants in the US] I hope they can be treated with respect of the ones who came before and built this incredible immigrant nation. #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Government quotes by Margaret Thatcher
#173. I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand 'I have a problem, it is the government's job to cope with it!' or 'I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!'; 'I am homeless, the government must house me!' and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society?
"There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families, and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first.
"It is our duty to look after ourselves and then also to help look after our neighbour and life is a reciprocal business and people have got the entitlements too much in mind without the obligations. #Quote by Margaret Thatcher
Government quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#174. Joseph Stiglitz, with two colleagues, the Orszag brothers (Peter and Jonathan), looked at the very same Fannie Mae. They assessed, in a report, that "on the basis of historical experience, the risk to the government from a potential default on GSE debt is effectively zero."* Supposedly, they ran simulations - but didn't see the obvious. They also said that the probability of a default was found to be "so small that it is difficult to detect." It is statements like these and, to me, only statements like these (intellectual hubris and the illusion of understanding of rare events) that caused the buildup of these exposures to rare events in the economy. This is the Black Swan problem that I was fighting. This is Fukushima. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Government quotes by Michael Dahlen
#175. During the twentieth century, however, the size, scope, and power of government exploded. Total government spending increased from 6.73 percent of GDP in 1906 to 37.79 percent of GDP in 2014.[2] The dollar has lost more than 95 percent of its value due to the inflationary policies of the Federal Reserve. Top marginal income tax rates have been as high as 94 percent. Entitlement programs now constitute more than 60 percent of the federal budget. And businesses are hog-tied by more than 175,000 pages of red tape in the Code of Federal Regulations. What #Quote by Michael Dahlen
Government quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#176. Government policies try to prevent the emergence of serious unemployment by credit expansion, i.e., inflation. The outcome was rising prices, renewed demands for higher wages and reiterated credit expansion; in short, protracted inflation. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Government quotes by Ronald Reagan
#177. Let me make our goal ... very clear: jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs ... Our policy has been and will continue to be: What is good for the American workers is good for America. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Government quotes by Julius Nyerere
#178. We spoke and acted as if, given the opportunity for self-government, we would quickly create utopias. Instead injustice, even tyranny, is rampant. #Quote by Julius Nyerere
Government quotes by Barack Obama
#179. One faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government, doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election. #Quote by Barack Obama
Government quotes by Cynthia Dill
#180. The opposite of corporate greed is personal generosity. Government policies that enable the former and prevent the latter are both worthy of protest. #Quote by Cynthia Dill
Government quotes by Plato
#181. There are five of the State, and five of the soul, I said. What are they? The first, I said, is that which we have been describing, and which may be said to have two names, monarchy and aristocracy, accordingly as rule is exercised by one distinguished man or by many. True, he replied. But I regard the two names as describing one form only; for whether the government is in the hands of one or many, if the governors have been trained in the manner which we have supposed, the fundamental laws of the State will be maintained. #Quote by Plato
Government quotes by Kim Campbell
#182. Quebecers have rarely in their history been better represented than they are right now-at the highest levels of the federal government. #Quote by Kim Campbell
Government quotes by George Deukmejian
#183. The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie. #Quote by George Deukmejian
Government quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#184. The most perilous moment for a bad government is one when it seeks to mend its ways. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Government quotes by Wanda Sykes
#185. The government shouldn't be involved in this because it's very simple. If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry somebody of the same sex. #Quote by Wanda Sykes
Government quotes by Samuel Johnson
#186. No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it ... There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Government quotes by Howard Zinn
#187. I suggest that if you know history, then you might not be so easily fooled by the government when it tells you you must go to war for this or that reason -that history is a protective armor against being misled. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Government quotes by Pranab Mukherjee
#188. Of course, running a coalition government in a country like India is a difficult task. More so when Congress leads the coalition, since most of the political parties were anti-Congress. To have a coalition, to run a coalition government, you require a lot of adjustments, a lot of flexibility. #Quote by Pranab Mukherjee
Government quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#189. Even if you hadn't entirely deposed (and possibly killed) not one but two governments and destabilized all sorts of political regions you couldn't even pronounce, let alone draft up constitutional monarchies for, even if you'd been far more careful about leaving your toys strewn about everywhere when you tire yourself out with anarchy and run on home, I'd say you really are the lowest sort. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Government quotes by Nigel Lawson
#190. I don't think the government needs to be frightened of the banks in the slightest. #Quote by Nigel Lawson
Government quotes by Jim Hightower
#191. Liberals want to manage the damage with government programs to take care of those who have fallen between the cracks. Populists want to fix the cracks so that people don't fall in the first place. #Quote by Jim Hightower
Government quotes by Daniel Delgado F.
#192. Democracy is a system were ignorants choose a government, comunism is a system where ignorants govern themselves. #Quote by Daniel Delgado F.
Government quotes by Rory Stewart
#193. Democracy matters because it reflects an idea of equality and an idea of liberty. It reflects an idea of dignity, the dignity of the individual, the idea that each individual should have an equal vote, an equal say, in the formation of their government. #Quote by Rory Stewart
Government quotes by Na
#194. One third of the land in the United States is owned by the government. #Quote by Na
Government quotes by Barbara Castle
#195. It might have been offset for us if the revenue from our own oil and natural gas that was just developing had been available to the Labor Government, but the oil revenues were just coming in when Labor fell in '79. #Quote by Barbara Castle
Government quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#196. Crime does not decrease in proportion to the severest punishment. #Quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Government quotes by Seraphim Rose
#197. Now a government is secure insofar as it has God for its foundation and His Will for its guide; but this, surely, is not a description of Liberal government. It is, in the Liberal view, the people who rule, and not God; God Himself is a "constitutional monarch" Whose authority has been totally delegated to the people, and Whose function is entirely ceremonial. The Liberal believes in God with the same rhetorical fervor with which he believes in Heaven. The government erected upon such a faith is very little different, in principle, from a government erected upon total disbelief, and whatever its present residue of stability, it is clearly pointed in the direction of Anarchy. #Quote by Seraphim Rose
Government quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#198. I have been to the darkest corners of government, and what they fear is light. #Quote by Glenn Greenwald
Government quotes by Kenneth Fisher
#199. Italians have always had a high savings rate. They love putting their money into their own government bonds - even more than in houses, stocks and gold. The higher rates climb, the happier they are to invest. So if austerity plans drive rates up, it's music to Italian ears. #Quote by Kenneth Fisher
Government quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#200. Regarding US government recommendations that tend to encourage dairy consumption in the name of preventing osteoporosis, Nestle notes that in parts of the world where milk is not a staple of the diet, people often have less osteoporosis and fewer bone fractures than Americans do. The highest rates of osteoporosis are seen in countries where people consume the most dairy foods. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer

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