A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.
- George_W Bush


A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson


An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
- Confucius


Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
- George_W Bush


As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain


Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Thomas Jefferson


Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
- Ronald Reagan


Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
- Ronald Reagan


Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
- Ronald Reagan


Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
- Ronald Reagan


Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
- George Washington


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


Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
- Abraham Lincoln


Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
- Ronald Reagan


Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
- Ronald Reagan


He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
- Abraham Lincoln


I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.
- George_W Bush


I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.
- Ronald Reagan


I believe in a zone of privacy.
- Hillary Clinton


I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
- Ronald Reagan


I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
- Ronald Reagan


I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
- Thomas Jefferson


I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed.
- Joe Biden


If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
- Aristotle


If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.
- Barack Obama
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If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.
- Ronald Reagan


In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
- Confucius


In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.
- Hillary Clinton


It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
- Mark Twain


It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
- George Washington


It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
- Joe Biden


Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain


Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
- George Washington


No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
- Ronald Reagan


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


No one expects us to agree on everything. But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and ... a servant's heart.
- Sarah Palin


One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
- Ronald Reagan


Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
- Ronald Reagan


Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
- Abraham Lincoln


Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain


That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
- Thomas Jefferson


That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
- Thomas Jefferson


The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
- George Washington


The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson


The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan


The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson


The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
- Ronald Reagan


The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
- Abraham Lincoln


The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.
- John McCain


The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson


The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson


The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson


This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.
- Joe Biden


To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
- Ronald Reagan


Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
- Ronald Reagan


Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
- Ronald Reagan


We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain


We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln


We won because we're going to take the government out of the hands of the special interests and give it back to you...
- John McCain


What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending - that's the whole point! Seriously.
- Barack Obama
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What Washington needs is adult supervision.
- Barack Obama
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