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" American government is like a train on a track. You have the people on the left shouting; you have the people on the right. But the train's on track. They just keep ploughing ahead. "
" But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire, cannot subsist without civil government. "
" A slave government is an oligarchy; and one, too, of the most arbitrary and criminal character. "
" You have six of the ten wealthiest counties in America surround Washington, D.C., and the poor and middle class are getting squeezed while people at the top and people with influence in government seem always to be doing better. "
" Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. "
" I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated. "
" No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
" If taxes and government spending are both slashed, then the salutary result will be to lower the parasitic burden of government taxes and spending upon the productive activities of the private sector. "
" Government isn't that good at rapid advancement of technology. It tends to be better at funding basic research. To have things take off, you've got to have commercial companies do it. "
" Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. "
" Let those men who still have these misguided ideas, let those men who still have these hallucinations, realize that by anarchism, by dastardly crimes, they cannot bring about good government; let them realize that these methods have not succeeded in any country of the world and are not likely to succeed in India. "
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
" Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. "
" When an American government takes on characteristics that elevate the state above the individual, it must be vigorously opposed as a form of, or step toward, tyranny. "
" The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people. "
" We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online. "
" How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese? "
Charles de Gaulle
" The media has brainwashed the electorate to expect the government to do something. The best economic policy of any government is to do nothing but reduce the size of the government, reduce the size of the laws, and reduce the size of regulations. "
" Strong government doesn't mean simply military power or an efficient intelligence apparatus. Instead, it should mean effective, fair administration - in other words, 'good governance.' "
" To me, the great joy of writing is discovering. Most writers are told to write about what they know, but I still love the adventure of going out and reporting on things I don't know about. "
" Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. "
" We need to change attitudes. We can only change attitudes by working together. Government will do its bit, but I want you all to do your bit, too. So speak out, stand up against violence against women and girls, and that's the way we can eradicate it. "
" Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government. "
" The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. "
" Think of Bitcoin as a bank account in the cloud, and it's completely decentralized: not the Swiss government, not the American government. It's all the participants in the network enforcing. "
" Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. "
" I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. "
" Those who cry out that the government should 'do something' never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing. "
" Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success. "
" And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together. "
" One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn't elect those people. Isn't it supposed to be different? Aren't we supposed to like the people that we elected? "
" The world will not accept dictatorship or domination. "