Government quotes
Safety of the state is the highest law.

- Justinian
We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.

- Nkrumah, Kwame
The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.

- Mill, John Stuart
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principles.

- Durant, William J.
Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.

- Phillips, Wendell
Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.

- Montesquieu, Charles De
Newsmen believe that news is a tacitly acknowledged fourth branch of the federal system. This is why most news about government sounds as if it were federally mandated -- serious, bulky and blandly worthwhile, like a high-fiber diet set in type.

- O'Rourke, P. J.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

- Franklin, Benjamin
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.

- Jefferson, Thomas
The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.

- Douglas, William O.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

- Thomas Jefferson
When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans.

- Jean Chretien
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

- Ambrose Bierce
Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government.

- Henry Ward Beecher
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.

- Gardner, John W.
Fear is the foundation of most government.

- Adams, John
There is no legitimacy on earth but in a government which is the choice of the nation.

- Joseph Bonaparte
No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.

- Socrates
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.

- Chester Bowles
The government is unresponsive to the needs of the little man. Under 5'7", it is impossible to get your congressman on the phone.

- Woody Allen

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