Government Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”
Remarks at the dedication of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, November 1, 1977, Congressional Record, November 4, 1977, vol 123, p. 37287.
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”
Speech in the House of Commons (11 November 1947)
“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”
The statesmanship of Andrew Jackson as told in his writings and speeches (1909 edition)
Anarchist Manifesto (1850)
“The basis of any independent government is a national language, and we can no longer continue aping our former colonizers... those who feel they cannot do without English can as well pack up and go.”
(1974) cited in Crystal, David, English as a Global Language (2003), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521530323, p. 124.
“Out of this modern civilization economic royalists carved new dynasties.... The royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the Government, but they have maintained that economic slavery was nobody's business.”
―Franklin D. Roosevelt
Speech accepting renomination as president, Philadelphia, Pa., 27 June 1936
Quote of the day
“You can go through your whole life telling yourself that life is logical, life is prosaic, life is sane. Above all, sane. And I think it is. I've had a lot of time to think about that.”