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" My own belief is that the way we grow the economy, create jobs, create wealth is in the private sector. The government doesn't do that. "
" Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. "
" How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese? "
Charles de Gaulle
" No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. "
" To me, democratic socialism means democracy. It means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest people in the country. "
" The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they'll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" To sit back and say, 'Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong,' is giving up. "
" If we're the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can't the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome? "
" I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world. "
Lyndon B. Johnson
" I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more. "
" Americans are fed up with how things are going in the country right now. They see more job losses, rising debt and plummeting home sales. They feel let down by a government that passes one 2,000-page, trillion-dollar law after another instead of focusing on addressing the problems Americans worry about every day. "
" Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government. "
B. R. Ambedkar
" I don't want to put words in Geithner's mouth, but I think he is generally against the revolving door of government officials taking jobs with companies that they have overseen or in roles that involve lobbying. At minimum, I'm pretty sure he felt that way about himself. "
Andrew Ross Sorkin
" I and others of my sex find ourselves controlled by a form of government in the inauguration of which we had no voice. "
" I don't consider Americans bullies, but I do consider the American government bullying. "
" The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God. "
" Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. "
Gerald R. Ford
" Good government is one of the most important factors in economic growth and social well-being. "
" 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. "
" During intervals of humanity, some disposition has been manifested to permit the return of those who have never offended, who have been banished by a terror which the government itself has reprobated, & to permit in case of arrestation, an investigation of the fact of emigration as well as of the identity of the person accus'd. "
" I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad. "
" The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act. "
" 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. "
" For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week. "
" There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve. "
" Truth is the glue that holds government together. "
Gerald R. Ford
" The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. "
" I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. "