The best government is that which governs least.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.
People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.
The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
A government of laws, and not of men.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its government.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
The essence of good government is trust.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
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.
A good government implies two things: first, fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.
Self-government is our right, a thing born in us at birth; a thing no more to be doled out to us or withheld from us by another people than the right to life itself.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.
Good government is good politics.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
Government’s greatest duty is to empower its citizens to be self-reliant.
To govern is to serve, not to rule.
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people.
Respect for the rights of others means peace.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves—in their separate, and individual capacities.
Good governance is less about structure and rules than being focused, effective and accountable.
Where there is no vision, the people perish; a nation without foresight is a nation without a future.
The foundation of effective government is public trust.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
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.
Sovereignty rests with the people, and government must act according to their will.
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it.
When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense.
True democracy is the willing allegiance of the people.
Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody to pick up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work.
Short Government Quotes
Unity in diversity strengthens nations.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
Liberty has a cost; it’s called duty.
In government, integrity is paramount.
Elections are the pulse of a democracy.
Justice is the backbone of peace.
Rights and duties are two sides of a coin.
Good governance is founded on trust.
Citizens’ voice is the sound of freedom.
Education fuels the engine of progress.
A transparent government is an accountable one.
Inclusive policies are the need of the hour.
Peace is the ultimate governmental goal.
The constitution is a nation’s backbone.
Serve the people; sustain the nation.
Law is the bedrock of civil society.
Social welfare is a government’s duty.
Tolerance is the soul of democracy.
A vigilant citizen is a free citizen.
Liberty and law walk hand in hand.
Fair governance drives national growth.
Government’s duty is to protect rights.
Democracy thrives on enlightened minds.
Sustainable progress is a collective effort.
Peaceful coexistence is a universal need.
A just government serves equitably.
Patriotism is the will to make a difference.
Democracy stands on the pillar of freedom.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
A wise ruler listens to the governed.
Empower the people to empower the nation.
Every citizen holds the flame of freedom.
Accountability is the key to good governance.
Economic equity is a sign of fair governance.
Transparency builds a trustworthy government.
Rule of law ensures equality for all.
Liberty, when restrained, is slavery.
Public service is a noble calling.
Human rights are the pillars of freedom.
In democracy, every voice matters.
Fairness in law is the essence of justice.
Good governance is pro-people governance.
The constitution is a vessel of our values.
Citizens are the architects of the future.
Innovation drives governmental excellence.
Democracy is dialogue in action.
The essence of government is to serve.
Government’s first duty is to protect.
Unity and diversity are national treasures.
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