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Government Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Government

Please enjoy these Government Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

 

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A corporation's primary goal is to make money.
Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of
that money and give it to others.
- Larry Ellison

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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