Government Officials Quotes

Government Officials Quotes by Cenk Uygur, George Packer, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tom Price, Denise Dresser, Lowitja O’Donoghue and many others.

You think that the CNN hosts can aggressively challenge

You think that the CNN hosts can aggressively challenge government officials? I don’t think so. It doesn’t look that way at all. And of course, when you get to Fox News, they’re a whole different animal: they’re purely propaganda.
Cenk Uygur
Lawyers, judges, doctors, shrinks, accountants, investigators and, not least, journalists could not do the most basic tasks without a veil of secrecy. Why shouldn’t the same be true of those professionals who happen to be government officials?
George Packer
Iran’s strong logic and firm diplomacy is the guideline for all government officials in negotiations on country’s peaceful nuclear program with foreigners, quite resolutely.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I know as well as anyone that the American people want to know that their hard-earned dollars are being spent wisely by government officials.
Tom Price
For too long, government officials have tinkered with Mexico’s economic structure through piecemeal reforms that seek to ensure political stability but that do not address the key obstacles to greater innovation and competitiveness.
Denise Dresser
Unfortunately for many Aboriginal people, of course, they’ve been in the situation of being herded on government reserves. Their own responsibility’s been assumed by Protectors of Aborigines and by government officials and if you become part of that system, it’s always difficult to break out of it.
Lowitja O’Donoghue
About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared.
Deke Slayton
There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims … The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public.
Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
I like BuzzFeed, and I understand the pressure that online reporters are under. But I think everyone agrees that, despite all the awesome kitten gifs, they’re still obligated to be skeptical of government officials and ask the right questions.
Michael Moore
I think Syria is often covered by phone. You have to talk to activists. You have to try to read the tea leaves. You have to talk to government officials. It’s remote-control reporting in a way.
Anthony Shadid
The seemingly omnipresent storm clouds hanging over the Constitution often make it hard to find a silver lining. Every day, the front page of The Drudge Report is littered with stories of government assaults on our civil liberties – from local government officials all the way up to the Oval Office.
Bob Barr
I’ve been a government official. I’ve been dealing with another situation, another e-mail situation. The DNC was the victim of a cybercrime, an attack. And that has been my focus, not the focus of another round of e-mail controversies.
Donna Brazile
When I wrote my eighth thriller, Inside Out, in 2009, the villains were a group of CIA and other government officials who colluded to destroy a series of tapes depicting Americans torturing war-on-terror prisoners.
Barry Eisler
The Internet Governance Forum – which brings together NGOs, government officials and companies – needs to do a better job of including representatives from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and addressing their issues.
Ory Okolloh
American diplomats meet with formal government officials, we meet with opposition protesters, not just in Hong Kong or China. This literally happens in every single country in which an American embassy is present.
Morgan Ortagus
There are two classes of women in Soviet Russia. There is the professional class, which has taken the place of the nobility and includes government officials, artists, doctors, composers and writers as well as former members of the old nobility whose sympathy is with the Soviets, and also the peasant class.
Elsa Schiaparelli
Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The U.S. government officials lie when they talk about human rights. They’re a bunch of hypocrites and liars.
You can’t take it seriously.
Eqbal Ahmad
Thoughtful criticism and close scrutiny of all government officials by the press and the public are an important part of our democratic society.
Jimmy Carter
A common criticism of establishment journalists entails comparing them to stenographers, on the ground that most of them do little more than mindlessly write down and uncritically repeat what government officials say.
Glenn Greenwald
The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials.
Pope Francis
The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbour to be governed, but he himself doesn’t want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.
George Bernard Shaw
Well, a special screening was set up for government officials, so they didn’t have to see the experience of going to see the film. They certainly aren’t going to the projects to see for themselves the situation.
Mathieu Kassovitz
Those government officials who want more power are not going to stop unless they get stopped.
Thomas Sowell
A government official is a man who has risen from obscurity to something worse.
Pat Robertson
Numerically, half of our high-ranking government officials should be women, and half should be men. And yet the division between the sexes is highly disproportionate in favour of men.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Before deciding what to do about national space policy, Obama set up an outside review panel of space experts, headed up by my friend Norm Augustine, former head of Lockheed Martin and a former government official.
Buzz Aldrin
The balance between faith and reason is for the determination of each individual, and of the people as a whole, not of unauthorized government officials uttering impious humbug as they arbitrarily try to define that balance.
Conrad Black
We continue to see undeniable evidence that abuse and torture has been widespread and systematic, yet high-level government officials have not been held accountable for creating the policies that led to these atrocities.
Anthony Romero
My view was that government officials could not sit on the board of the central bank, and I am very happy that has been upheld.
Elvira Nabiullina
One of the little-celebrated powers of Presidents (and other high government officials) is to listen to their critics with just enough sympathy to ensure their silence.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The American way is to criticize and debate openly, not to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials of this or any other country.
Michael Parenti
One of the reasons the American public holds unelected government officials in such low esteem is that they are never held accountable for their failures.
Richard Grenell
Government officials should recognize that the files in front of them represent very important issues in the lives of people.
Pinarayi Vijayan
Disclosure of private e-mails from government officials has been a legal issue in many states.
Bill Dedman
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 knew President Yeltsin well. He would never have tolerated government officials demonstratively showing off the millions they acquired through corruption, the way it’s done today.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
It is always unconscionable for the government to punish people for expressing an idea merely because government officials – or the majority of citizens – decide that those ideas are ‘dangerous’ or ‘wrong.’ That is a power nobody ought to possess.
Glenn Greenwald
State courts usually rule that correspondence between government officials, about government business, are public records, whether they use their government e-mail accounts or private ones.
Bill Dedman
Almost no one will accept responsibility for his or her role in precipitating a crisis: not leveraged speculators, not willfully blind leaders of financial institutions, and certainly not regulators, government officials, ratings agencies or politicians.
Seth Klarman
If every head of state and every government official spent an hour a day reading poetry we’d live in a much more humane and decent world.
Mark Strand
If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end.
Herbert Hoover
There is a group of entrepreneurs pushing the envelope, government officials that are making significant changes despite the odds, and visionary writers, academics, and colleagues whose work confirms, amplifies, and stretches my own thinking.
Robin Chase
Tell me why the limousine fleet has increased by 42 percent since Barack Obama took office. Why are we spending taxpayers’ money on that? Limos should be for weddings and proms, certainly not for government officials to be riding around in.
Mark Neumann
When I wrote my eighth thriller, ‘Inside Out,’ in 2009, the villains were a group of CIA and other government officials who colluded to destroy a series of tapes depicting Americans torturing war-on-terror prisoners.
Barry Eisler
Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances.
Steve Allen
I would hope that government officials have a healthy respect for the complexity of the gang problem. They should never lose sight of the fact that there are human beings involved. There is no single solution.
Greg Boyle